A brief guide to Kevin Hassett, Trump’s new chief economist – Vox

unlike Peter Navarro, the vociferously anti-trade economist who is head of Trump’s newly created National Trade Council, Hassett is a fairly mainstream free market conservative. He was a senior adviser on Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign and has been a mainstay in Republican economic policy circles for two decades now. Tellingly, a number of liberal economists, including Obama CEA chairs Jason Furman and Austan Goolsbee, cheered his rumored appointment — not because they agree with him, but because he’s a fundamentally serious thinker who could bring some rigor to the Trump White House:

Source: A brief guide to Kevin Hassett, Trump’s new chief economist – Vox