Seth
Hanlon

Senior Fellow

he/him

Seth Hanlon is a senior fellow at American Progress, where he focuses on federal tax and budget policy.

Prior to rejoining American Progress, he served as special assistant to the president for economic policy at the White House National Economic Council, where he coordinated the Obama administration’s tax policy. He has also served as senior tax counsel for the House Budget Committee Democratic staff under former ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and as tax counsel for Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), a senior Finance Committee member, among other Capitol Hill roles. He was the Director of Fiscal Reform during a prior stint at American Progress and an associate attorney at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered.

Hanlon has testified before Congress, and his work has been cited in the Financial Times, The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Atlantic, and other publications. He has been featured in CNBC, NPR, C-SPAN and other outlets to discuss tax issues.

Hanlon received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

 

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The Romney Economic Agenda and Its Effect on the Middle Class and Growth Report
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The Romney Economic Agenda and Its Effect on the Middle Class and Growth

Michael Linden, Seth Hanlon, Jennifer Erickson, Gadi Dechter, Adam Hersh, and Karla Walter take a close look at the core of Mitt Romney’s economic agenda and describe just how just how targeted it is for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many in our nation.

Michael Linden, Seth Hanlon, Jennifer Erickson, 3 More Gadi Dechter, Adam Hersh, Karla Walter

Romney Tax Plan: Many Happy Returns for Big Oil Report
BP, along with the rest of the world’s five biggest public oil companies—Chevron,  ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Royal Dutch Shell—are hardly in need of a tax  cut: They earned a combined record profit of $137 billion in 2011 due to  high oil and gasoline prices. (AP/Amy Sancetta)

Romney Tax Plan: Many Happy Returns for Big Oil

Daniel J. Weiss and Seth Hanlon show why Mitt Romney's tax plan would benefit highly profitable large oil companies that already enjoy lucrative tax breaks.

Daniel J. Weiss, Seth Hanlon

Romney’s New Tax Incentive for Outsourcing U.S. Jobs Report
Gov. Romney presents his  plan for creating jobs and improving the economy during a speech  Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, in Las Vegas. His argument that we must exempt the overseas profits of American companies from U.S. taxes to make them more competitive in a global economy doesn't hold up. (AP/ Julie Jacobson)

Romney’s New Tax Incentive for Outsourcing U.S. Jobs

Seth Hanlon explains why Mitt Romney's argument that we must exempt the overseas profits of American companies from U.S. taxes to make them more competitive in a global economy doesn't hold up.

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