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Tyler Goodspeed
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Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
In office
June 23, 2020 – January 7, 2021
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Tomas J. Philipson (Acting)
Succeeded by Vacant
Personal details
Born 1984/1985 (age 35–36)
Exeter, New Hampshire, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Oliver McPherson-Smith
Education Harvard University (BA, MA, PhD)
Emmanuel College, Cambridge (MPhil)

Tyler Beck Goodspeed is an American economic historian who was the acting chair of the Council of Economic Advisers from June 2020 to January 2021. He resigned from his position on January 7, in the wake of the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol.

Early life and education

Goodspeed was born in Exeter, New Hampshire and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 2003. He received his BA in economics and history from Harvard University in 2008, an MPhil in economic and social history from Emmanuel College, Cambridge on a Gates Cambridge Scholarship in 2009, and returned to Harvard for his MA in 2011 and PhD in history, specializing in economic history, in 2014. His dissertation, Upon Daedalian Wings of Paper Money: Adam Smith, Free Banking, and the Financial Crisis of 1772, was supervised by a committee with Niall Ferguson, Benjamin M. Friedman, Richard Hornbeck, and Emma Georgina Rothschild.


He was a junior research fellow (postdoc) in economics at St John's College, Oxford from 2014 to 2017 and a lecturer (assistant professor) in economics in the Department of Political Economy at King's College London from 2016 to 2017.

He joined the Council of Economic Advisers in 2017 as senior economist and then chief economist for macroeconomic policy. He became a member in 2019. Upon the resignation of Tomas J. Philipson, Goodspeed became acting Chair on June 23, 2020. Goodspeed resigned from the CEA on January 7, 2021, following the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol.

Personal life

Goodspeed is gay. He is married to fellow academic Oliver McPherson-Smith.

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