Kevin Hassett, PhD
Managing Director, Economic Mobility
Kevin Hassett, PhD, is managing director at the Milken Institute and the Brent R. Nicklas Distinguished Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is also a senior advisor of Capital Matters, the economic website of National Review. Hassett served as the 29th chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 2017 through 2019. He was thereafter called back to the White House in 2020 to serve as a senior advisor to President Trump, where he coordinated the economic response to the pandemic.
Hassett has been involved in national politics for over 20 years. He served as John McCain's chief economic adviser in the 2000 presidential primaries and a senior economic adviser to the campaigns of George W. Bush in 2004, McCain again in 2008, and Mitt Romney in 2012. Before his White House service, Hassett was research director at the American Enterprise Institute. He also served as a senior economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Hassett’s 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 a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and BA with high honors from Swarthmore College.