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Kevin Hassett
Kevin Hassett official photo.jpg
Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
In office
September 13, 2017 – June 28, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byJason Furman
Succeeded byTomas J. Philipson (Acting)
Personal details
Kevin Allen Hassett

(1962-03-20) March 20, 1962 (age 59)
Greenfield, Massachusetts,
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 from September 13, 2017 to June 28, 2019. He is known for his work on tax policy and for co-authoring the book Dow 36,000, published in 1999.

Hassett 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. On June 2, 2019, Hassett announced his resignation.[6]