Timothy Kane

JP Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies
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Tim Kane is the JP Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Since 2013 he has served as the editor of Peregrine, an online journal devoted to US immigration policy. In addition to senior research roles at the Hudson Institute, the Kauffman Foundation, and the Heritage Foundation, Kane has served twice as a senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress.

Kane has published scholarly research on immigration policy, national security, entrepreneurship, and economic growth. Dozens of media outlets have cited his research, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. He has provided commentary for ABC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, FOX News, National Public Radio, WSJ Opinion Journal, and Bloomberg TV.

In the late 1990s, Kane cofounded multiple software firms in San Diego. His start-up enonymous.com received venture funding and was awarded the Software Start-up of the Year in 1999.

Kane served as a US Air Force intelligence officer with two tours of overseas duty in Seoul, South Korea, and Tokyo, Japan.

In 2012 Kane authored Bleeding Talent (Palgrave MacMillan), about leadership in the US military, that was favorably reviewed by the New York Times, Joint Forces Quarterly, and National Review. Kane’s most recent book is Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America (Simon and Schuster), coauthored with Glenn Hubbard.

Kane earned a PhD in economics from the University of California at San Diego. He is also a graduate of the US Air Force Academy. He currently lives in Vienna, Virginia, with his wife, Hiromi, and their children.

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There’s A Reason America’s Vets Can’t Find Work But Not What Ben Bernanke Thinks

by Timothy Kanevia Foreign Policy
Monday, October 5, 2015

Almost half a century after the U.S. military adopted an All Volunteer Force of highly skilled, highly trained, high-IQ warriors, the myth of the stupid soldier lives on. Numerous studies have debunked it.

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Why Capitalism Is Worth Defending To The Pope

by Timothy Kanevia Fortune
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Earlier this year, a U.S. economist met with Pope Francis’ closest economic adviser, who wanted to hear his defense on capitalism. Here’s his advice.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump's Immigration Plan? Big Government With An Extra Dose Of Impractical

by Timothy Kanevia USA Today
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hard-line proposals, not quiet compromise will be the theme of the next phase of the immigration debate.

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What’s Happening To The World Economy?

by Timothy Kanevia Balance
Monday, August 24, 2015

A recession is coming. With the sudden 1000+ point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average today, following another major devaluation of China’s currency (8 percent?  My God, 8 percent?), and the incessant weaknesses in the U.S. labor force during this weakest of all recoveries, the signs of a new recession are all here. But remember, a recession is always coming.

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Immigration And The GOP

by Timothy Kanevia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The status of illegal aliens is and will continue to be a central issue of the 2016 presidential race. 

Analysis and Commentary

Banking Freedom, Yes. Fiscal Union, No.

by Timothy Kanequoting John H. Cochrane via Balance
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Is there a way to save the Greek people without saving the socialist government structure of Greece? Yes, according to an op-ed in today’s WSJ by UCLA economist Andrew Atkeson and my Hoover colleague John Cochrane.

Analysis and Commentary

Is Fed's Yellen Creating New Bubble By Not Raising Rates?

by Timothy Kanevia Investor's Business Daily
Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Federal Reserve refuses to raise interest rates despite clear signals that the labor market may be overheating. Thursday's jobless claims report was so low that it lit up Twitter.

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Letter From The Editor

by Timothy Kanevia Peregrine
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The number-one policy most Americans think of in response to illegal immigration is securing the border. It has become a reflexive rallying cry that border security has to come first, before any other policy, to deal with the estimated twelve million immigrants who live in the country.

Commentary: Military's management practices can't compete

by Timothy Kane
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

As debate intensifies in Congress about reforming the Pentagon's retirement and personnel policies, a new survey I conducted in partnership with Military Times yielded high scores for leadership culture in the U.S. military services compared to private sector firms, but far lower scores in talent management. The survey measures 40 elements of leadership...

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