Kevin Hassett

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Kevin Hassett
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Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
Assumed office
September 13, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byJason Furman
Personal details
BornKevin Allen Hassett
(1962-03-20) March 20, 1962 (age 56)
Greenfield, Massachusetts,
U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationSwarthmore College (BA)
University of Pennsylvania
(MA, PhD)

Kevin Allen Hassett (born March 20, 1962) is an American economist and the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers since September 13, 2017. He is known for his work on tax policy and for co-authoring the book Dow 36,000, published in 1999.

Hassett is is the State Farm James Q. Wilson Chair in American Politics and Culture and Director of Research for Domestic Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.[1]

Hassett was John McCain's chief economic adviser in the 2000 presidential primaries and an economic adviser to the campaigns of George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election and McCain in the presidential election of 2008. He was among Mitt Romney's economic advisers for the 2012 presidential campaign.[2]

In early 2017, Hassett was nominated by U.S. President Donald Trump to become the 29th chair of the Council of Economic Advisers.[3][4] The United States Senate confirmed him with a 81-16 vote on September 12, 2017.[5] He was sworn in on September 13, 2017.

References[change | change source]

  1. Thomas, Lauren; Mui, Ylan (February 24, 2017). "Trump picks conservative think tanker to chair Council of Economic Advisers". CNBC. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  2. Who Are Obama's and Romney's Key Economic Advisers?
  3. Michelle Jamrisko (April 7, 2017). "Trump Names Hassett to Head Council of Economic Advisers". Bloomberg News. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  4. Long, Heather (2017-04-10). "Meet Trump's newest economic adviser: Kevin Hassett". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  5. Lawler, Joseph (September 12, 2017). "Roll call vote PN457". United States Senate. Retrieved 12 September 2017.