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.

 

Latest by Seth Hanlon

A Windfall for Wealthy Heirs Fact Sheet
Biltmore House, a privately owned estate in Asheville, NC, harkens back to an earlier era of wealth inequality in the United States. (AP/Chuck Burton)

A Windfall for Wealthy Heirs

This fact sheet explains why repealing the tax on estates worth more than $5.5 million would only benefit the wealthiest 0.2 percent of Americans and leave crucial domestic programs unfunded.