Dr. Kevin 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.
Dr. Hassett has been involved in national politics for over twenty years. He served as John McCain's chief economic adviser in 2000 presidential primaries and an economic adviser to the campaigns of George W. Bush in 2004, McCain again in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012.
Dr. Hassett is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Global Director of Research for Affinity Partners, a private equity firm headquartered in Miami. Hassett is also senior advisor of Capital Matters, the economic web site of National Review.
Prior to 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. 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 a Ph.D in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. with high honors from Swarthmore College.