White House appoints Tyler Goodspeed to lead Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers

The White House officially appointed Tyler Goodspeed as the acting chairman of its Council of Economic Advisers, after the unexpected departure of former acting Chairman Tomas Philipson and senior economist Kevin Hassett in the past few weeks.

The Council of Economic Advisers is a policy committee that plays a central role in the White House’s response to the coronavirus-related economic downturn.

Goodspeed, a Harvard-trained economist, joined the council in 2017 as a senior economist before eventually becoming a full member of the CEA. He’s expected to stay in the role and lead the council at least until the end of the 2020 presidential election.

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