Timothy Kane

J.P. Conte Research Fellow in Immigration Studies
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Tim Kane is the J.P. Conte Research Fellow in Immigration Studies at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University where he specializes in economic growth, immigration, and national security.

After working for over a decade as a policy scholar, Kane ran in a special election for an open seat in the U.S. Congress in Ohio as a “pro-trade, pro-immigration” conservative in early 2018. Kane served twice as a senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress. He co-founded two software firms in the late 1990s. And he served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force with two tours of duty overseas.

Kane’s latest book is Total Volunteer Force: Lessons from the US Military on Leadership Culture and Talent Management, which was published in July of 2017 by the Hoover Press. In 2013, he co-authored with Glenn Hubbard the book Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America. Balance has since been released as a trade paperback and translated into five languages. In 2012, Kane authored Bleeding Talent, about leadership in the US military.

Dozens of media outlets have cited Dr. Kane’s 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, NPR, and Bloomberg TV.

Kane earned a PhD in economics from UC San Diego. He is also a graduate of the US Air Force Academy. He and his wife, Hiromi, have four children.

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Tim Kane And Parag Khanna: A Changing World

interview with Timothy Kanevia Why America?
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane talks with Parag Khanna, one of the world’s best known political thinkers and activists on how the changes impacting work, war, and laws are also transforming where and how people are living. Why do immigrants move? Are we facing the biggest migration of all time? And is that a bad thing?

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False Choices In Afghanistan

by Timothy Kanevia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The US mission there, as elsewhere around the world, was never simply “stay or go.” Biden failed to count both costs and benefits.

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Masih Alinejad: Escaping Terror For Freedom On Why America? With Tim Kane

interview with Timothy Kanevia Why America?
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kanes talks with Masih Alinejad about her journey to the US after having to escape Iran.

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Tim Kane: Falling In Love With America

interview with Timothy Kanevia Why America?
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane talks with Roya Hakakian about her profoundly moving new book, A Beginners Guide To America.

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David Henderson And Tim Kane: The Immigrant Who Worked For Reagan

interview with David R. Henderson, Timothy Kanevia Why America?
Friday, May 14, 2021

Hoover Institution fellows David Henderson and Tim Kane discuss Henderson moving to the United States in 1972 and becoming a US citizen in 1986, serving on President Ronald Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers, and becoming one of the world's foremost economic experts and professors across his extensive career.

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Presidents And Refugees, An Exceptional American Story

by Timothy Kanevia Medium
Monday, April 19, 2021

If anyone is looking for a case study in presidential courage when it comes to refugees, the humble accidental presidency of Gerald R. Ford offers some timely lessons, as noble as it was politically risky. It was the spring of 1975, nearly a year after Nixon’s resignation catapulted Ford into the White House, and the Fall of Saigon on April 30 created a humanitarian crisis for thousands of South Vietnamese men, women, and children who had supported the alliance with the United States for decades.

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Tim Kane On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Timothy Kanevia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane discusses his Defining Ideas article "What’s Driving The Border Crisis?"

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Tim Kane On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Timothy Kanevia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane discusses his Defining Ideas article "What’s Driving The Border Crisis?"

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What’s Driving The Border Crisis?

by Timothy Kanevia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The surge in asylum seekers stems not from problems in Central America but from political decisions in the United States.

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The Immorality Of 'Open Borders' For Children

by Timothy Kanevia The Hill
Thursday, March 18, 2021

The crisis of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children churning through detention centers at the southern border is a turning point for the Biden administration.

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