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 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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American Immigration in the 21st Century

by Timothy Kanevia Peregrine
Monday, June 23, 2014

Peregrine is an online journal with a unique mission.  Each issue will address one topic out of the many elements related to immigration in the US. This inaugural issue, in fact, asks the most basic question of all: What is the right amount of legal immigration?

US Passport
Analysis and Commentary

The Truth About Republicans, Congress and Immigration Reform

by Timothy Kanevia FoxNews.com
Friday, June 20, 2014

“Immigration reform is dead,” wrote Ezra Klein the day after college professor Dave Brat defeated House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va). In this narrative, Cantor was an instrumental deal-maker unseated by the Tea Party rabble rousers. His loss scuttled prospects for reform. 

Capitol Building

Special: Rauh, Haber, and Kane on the John Batchelor Show

by Stephen Haber, Joshua D. Rauh, Timothy Kanevia John Batchelor Show
Friday, May 9, 2014

In conjunction with a special live taping of the John Batchelor Show at the Hoover Spring Retreat, John Batchelor and Mary Kissel of the Wall Street Journal hosted a discussion on the far reach of the federal government, featuring Hoover senior fellows Stephen Haber and Joshua Rauh and Hoover research fellow Tim Kane.

Global  Connections
Analysis and Commentary

Coming Together: Flight 370 Search Unites Global Community

by Timothy Kanevia CNN
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tim Kane says the international effort to search for Flight 370 is a rare bright spot in an otherwise devastating tragedy.

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.
Blank Section (Placeholder)Analysis and Commentary

A Subtle Danger

by Timothy Kanevia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, March 24, 2014

The new Federal Reserve chair just had a stellar inaugural news conference, and kudos to her.

Immigration Reform
Analysis and Commentary

Why 2014 Will Be The Year of Immigration Reform

by Timothy Kanevia FoxNews.com
Friday, January 3, 2014

A curious case of generational timing can be observed in the fact that major changes to U.S. immigration policy occur once every two and half decades.

Pentagon
Analysis and Commentary

Reform the Pentagon

by Timothy Kanevia National Review Online
Thursday, December 12, 2013

A freer military would allow future presidents to manage the force more nimbly.

Balance

Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America

by R. Glenn Hubbard, Timothy Kanevia Simon & Schuster
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In this groundbreaking book, two economists explain why economic imbalances cause civil collapse— and why the United States could be next.

Bleeding Talent: How the US Military Mismanages Great Leaders and Why It's Time for a Revolution

by Timothy Kanevia Palgrave Macmillan
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

This book will shape the debate on how to save the military from itself. The first part recognizes, indeed celebrates, what the military has done well in attracting and developing leadership talent.

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