Kevin A. Hassett is the John G. Searle Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He is also a resident scholar and AEI's director of economic policy studies.
Before joining AEI, Hassett was a senior economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and an associate professor of economics and finance at Columbia (University) Business School. He served as a policy consultant to the US Department of the Treasury during the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations.
Hassett has also been an economic adviser to presidential candidates since 2000, when he became the chief economic adviser to Senator John McCain during that year's presidential primaries. He served as an economic adviser to the George W. Bush 2004 presidential campaign, a senior economic adviser to the McCain 2008 presidential campaign, and an economic adviser to the Mitt Romney 2012 presidential campaign.
Hassett frequently appears on Bloomberg radio and TV, CNBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, NPR, and "PBS NewsHour," among others. He is also often quoted by, and his opinion pieces have been published in, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
Hassett has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College.
Senior Economist, 1995-97; Economist, 1992-95, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Associate Professor, 1993-94; Assistant Professor, 1989-93, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University
In this article, Gorry and Hassett review the major contributions of the Auerbach- Kotlikoff model of dynamic fiscal policy and explore highlights of subsequent research based on dynamic general equilibrium models of fiscal policy.
Why did Senate Democrats take the unprecedented step of ending filibusters for presidential appointments, including nominations to the judiciary? Have Senate Republicans’ actions really been unprecedented, as the president and Democrats claim?
In this live and interactive Virtual Town Hall, AEI scholars Alex Brill and Kevin A. Hassett will preview the next budget battle exclusively for AEI’s campus audience. Tune in for a chance to chat with top AEI economists.
Looking back at what Lindsey wrote in 1990, one can see that he was right about virtually everything, and the American left was wrong. This is the book that Paul Krugman is terrified everyone will read.