Kevin Hassett

Managing Director, Milken Institute


Kevin Hassett, an economist known for his work on tax policy, is currently Managing Director at the Milken Institute and the Brent R. Nicklas Distinguished Fellow in Economics at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.

Previously, Mr. Hassett was the 29th Chairman of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers and Senior Advisor to the President. He also served as Research Director at the American Enterprise Institute, as a senior economist at the Federal Reserve, and as a faculty member at Columbia University. Mr. Hassett served as a senior advisor on Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign and as an economic advisor on the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns of George W. Bush and John McCain, respectively.

Mr. Hassett received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania under supervision of Alan J. Auerbach.