Kevin Hassett

Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Biography: 

Kevin Hassett is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Hassett recently served as the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers since 2017. 

Prior to his White House service, Hassett was an economist at the American Enterprise Institute. He also served as a senior economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. His academic background includes being an associate professor of economics and finance at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, as well as a visiting professor at New York University’s Law School. He has also been a consultant to the U.S. Treasury Department, and an advisor to various presidential campaigns. 

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Kevin Hassett: Millions Of Americans Can't Save For Retirement. These Economists Have A Plan To Change That

interview with Kevin Hassettvia WBUR
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses a plan to help the millions of low-income Americans who can't save for retirement.

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Wall Street’s Fixation On Quick Profits Wreaking Havoc In The ‘Real’ Economy, Report Says

quoting Kevin Hassettvia The Washington Post
Friday, April 2, 2021

U.S. businesses are prioritizing shareholder profits over long-term investments, and the economy’s worse off for it.

Analysis and Commentary

Five Questions For Senator Ron Johnson

by Kevin Hassettvia National Review
Thursday, April 1, 2021

A U.S. senator on the confirmation process.

Featured

Everyone Should Have The Retirement Plan Federal Employees Enjoy

by Teresa Ghilarducci, Kevin Hassettvia The Washington Post
Monday, March 29, 2021

The Federal Reserve reports that Americans in the bottom 25 percent of the national wealth distribution have a median net worth of only $310. Many of them owe more in debt than they have in savings, leading to the fact that the median retirement savings for working-age Americans is close to $0. In 2016, only 41 percent of Black families and 35 percent of Hispanic families had any retirement savings at all. 

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Kevin Hassett On His Plan To Open Up The Retirement System

interview with Kevin Hassettvia Yahoo
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett talks about his new plan - co-authored with Teresa Ghilarducci - to open up the Thrift Savings Plan, which is currently reserved for government workers, to millions of Americans.

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'Wealth Tax Is About The Stupidest Idea Ever': Economist Kevin Hassett

interview with Kevin Hassettvia Fox Business
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett argues the wealthy will find ways to 'avoid' the tax by hiding their wealth.

Interviews

Potential Minimum Wage Increase ‘Catastrophe Waiting To Happen’: Economist Kevin Hassett

interview with Kevin Hassettvia Fox Business
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett argues that increasing the minimum wage to $15 would be a ‘devastating blow' to small businesses that have had an incredibly challenging year.

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Kevin Hassett: Economic Social Justice 'Absolutely Improved' Under Trump

interview with Kevin Hassettvia Fox Business
Monday, March 1, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett reflects on the former president's CPAC speech and his successes in office.

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Episode 1: Kevin Hassett On Defining Wealth Correctly

interview with Kevin Hassettvia National Review
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses the state of the economy, how understanding what wealth is will alter your economic thinking, and plenty more.

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Kevin Hassett On Defining Wealth Correctly

interview with Kevin Hassettvia Capital Record
Thursday, January 28, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses the state of the economy, how understanding what wealth is important for taxes and the economy.

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