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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Romney’s Tax Giveaways to Himself and the Rich Article
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the Republican presidential candidate debate in Charleston, S.C. (AP/David Goldman)

Romney’s Tax Giveaways to Himself and the Rich

Michael Linden and Seth Hanlon explore Romney’s tax filings and tax plans to see how well he does compared to how poorly the middle class fair under our tax system.

Michael Linden, Seth Hanlon

Mitt Romney’s Tax Plan in 5 Charts Article
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers remarks at the Heritage Foundation in June 2009. (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Mitt Romney’s Tax Plan in 5 Charts

Five charts from Michael Linden and Seth Hanlon highlight why Mitt Romney’s tax plan is anything but “moderate.”

Michael Linden, Seth Hanlon

Could Tax Reform Boost Business Investment and Job Creation? Testimony
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Could Tax Reform Boost Business Investment and Job Creation?

Seth Hanlon testifies before the Joint Economic Committee on why he believes that fundamental tax reform is an an important priority for long-term growth but one that should not distract Congress from the need for immediate job creation.

Seth Hanlon

Three Questions for Speaker Boehner Article
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) pauses after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill on Thursday, September 8, 2011, in Washington. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Three Questions for Speaker Boehner

The American people need to know how supply-side economics will help our economy, where demand will come from, and who will pay for it.

Michael Ettlinger, Michael Linden, Seth Hanlon

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