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Economist Kevin Hassett, Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, speaks about The New York Times OpEd with YAHOO! Finance September 7, 2018. (YAHOO! Finance)

Many people—even those who follow Washington politics—may not know who Kevin Hassett is, but his name is getting notice now. While everyone tries to discern the identity of the anonymous "senior official in the Trump administration...whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure" who wrote the now infamous OpEd for The New York Times, Hassett's name came up.

Kevin Allen Hassett is an American economist and Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. Prior to the OpEd mystery, Hassett was best known for his work on tax policy and for co-authoring the 1999 book Dow 36,000.

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