As the youngest-ever and first openly LGBTQ+ Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Dr Goodspeed spearheaded the U.S. economic policy response to the worst macroeconomic shock to hit the U.S. economy since the Great Depression. He advised the President on the largest fiscal response in U.S. history and oversaw the shortest recession and fastest economic recovery in U.S. history. Before the coronavirus pandemic, as Senior Economist and then Chief Economist for Macroeconomic Policy, he played a critical role in the design and implementation of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
In his academic career, he has held faculty appointments at the University of Oxford and Stanford University, and is currently a Kleinheinz Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He has published extensively on economic and financial history, particularly the role of access to credit in mitigating adverse environmental change. Dr Goodspeed has a PhD in economics from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in history from Harvard University. He also received a BA in economics and history from Harvard, an MA in history from Harvard, and an MPhil in economic history from Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar.
In addition to his academic appointments, Dr Goodspeed is also U.S. Director at Greenmantle LLC, a global macroeconomic advisory firm, and a Senior Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute.