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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White House Economist Kevin Hassett: Unemployment Could Hit 20% By June

interview with Kevin Hassettvia CNN
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett warned Tuesday that the jobless rate in the United States could spike to between 16% and 20% by June.

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Kevin Hassett: 'Quite Likely' Second Quarter GDP Will Be 'One Of The Biggest Negative Numbers We’ve Ever Seen'

interview with Kevin Hassettvia Yahoo Finance
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses his outlook for economic growth, distributing assistance to small businesses, and reopening the economy amid the coronavirus.

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Former Trump Economist Kevin Hassett Warns Of Another Great Depression

interview with Kevin Hassettvia CNN Business
Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett says coronavirus could spark another Great Depression. He also says the April jobs report will be "the worst jobs number you ever saw."

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Economist Kevin Hassett Returns To White House To Advise Trump Amid Coronavirus

featuring Kevin Hassettvia The Hill
Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoover Fellow Kevin Hassett is returning to the White House temporarily as an adviser to President Trump on economic policy, a White House official confirmed Friday.

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Kevin Hassett: March Job Losses Could Be Among The Worst Ever

interview with Kevin Hassettvia CNN Business
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses the job market and says that the odds of a global recession are close to 100%.

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Kevin Hassett: Will The Global Economy Recover From COVID-19?

interview with Kevin Hassettvia The Australian Financial Review
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses what the COVID-19 crisis means for China, Australia, and the US.

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Former White House Economist Kevin Hassett: Coronavirus Could Spark Recession

interview with Kevin Hassettvia CNN Business
Friday, February 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses the potential economic repercussions from the coronavirus.

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Ex-WH Economist Kevin Hassett On Why China Trade Deal Was Kept Secret

interview with Kevin Hassettvia CNN
Friday, January 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses the highlights of the US trade agreement with China and why it has been kept secret.

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Tax Reform Has Delivered For Workers

by Gary Cohn, Kevin Hassettvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, December 22, 2019

It’s been two years since President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. To the delight of supply-siders, the law contained significant marginal tax rate reductions for individuals and corporations. At the time there was lively debate concerning the likely economic impact of the bill, with opponents pointing to analyses that found little effect from the rate reductions. At the White House, where we worked at the time, we produced analyses that suggested economic growth would surge. 

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Kevin Hassett Says Trump’s Trade War Is Worth the Cost

interview with Kevin Hassettvia The Atlantic
Sunday, September 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses China and the US-China trade war.

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