Tax policy expert eyed for senior White House economic post: CNBC

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 19, 2017 10:21 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kevin Hassett, an economist at the American Enterprise Institute with an expertise in fiscal policy, is being eyed as a potential chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President-elect Donald Trump, CNBC said on Twitter on Thursday.

Citing a Trump team official, the financial cable channel said Hassett was "on a long short list."

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(Reporting by Timothy Ahmann; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)