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Tim Kane
Kane testifies before the Joint Economic Committee
Born Timothy Joseph Kane
April 28, 1968(1968-04-28) (age 54)
Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
Alma mater University of California, San Diego PhD Economics, 2001
United States Air Force Academy B.S. Economics and Political Science, 1990

Timothy Joseph Kane (born April 28, 1968) is an American economist, currently serving as a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.[1][2] He is a former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer with two overseas tours of duty. After leaving the service, Kane founded multiple technology firms while pursuing a Ph.D. in economics. After briefly working as a professor of economics, Kane served on the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and was director of the Center for International Trade and Economics at the Heritage Foundation. Kane was the lead editor of the 2007 Index of Economic Freedom, co-published by The Wall Street Journal and the Heritage Foundation, and is the author of the book Bleeding Talent: How the U.S. Military Mismanages Great Leaders and Why It's Time for a Revolution.[3][4] Kane co-authored the book, Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America with Glenn Hubbard.[5]

Kane ran as a Republican candidate in Ohio's 12th congressional district special election in 2018.[6]

Personal life

Kane was born in Lansing, Michigan, and was raised in Columbus, Ohio. Kane attended public schools from K-12 in Columbus, and received his appointment to the United States Air Force Academy from Congressman Chalmers P. Wylie. Academically bright, he excelled at school despite growing up with relatively little income in a single parent household.[7] Kane has cited his mother's positive attitude as a single mother in Ohio as a major influence on his development of 'optimistic economics'.[8] He began to identify as a Republican while starting his first business, after becoming concerned with how high taxation inhibited job creation and his ability to hire staff.[9] He holds the position of co-chair of the Conte Task Force on Comprehensive Immigration Reform and is the J-P Conte Fellow in Immigration at the Hoover Institution.[10] Kane now lives in Palo Alto, California.[11]

Education

Between 1986 and 1990, Kane attended the United States Air Force Academy and earned Bachelor of Science in economics and political science. Between 1995 and 2001, Kane attended the University of California, San Diego, earning a PhD in economics. His dissertation was titled “The Convergence of Nations: Three Papers on International Growth”.[12]

Cadet Lt Col Timothy Kane leads Guts squadron during basic cadet training

Career

Kane has held senior positions in various think tanks and governmental committees, in addition to setting up to two technological companies.

An intelligence officer in the US Air Force, between 1990 and 1995; he reached the rank of captain, he was stationed in Japan, South Korea, and Andrews Air Force Base. In this role he also worked with the CIA, the Pentagon, and the National Security Agency.

Currently, Kane is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. Prior to his appointment at Hoover, he was the chief economist at the Hudson Institute. He was also a senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation where he led the development of its first blog, www.growthology.org.[13][14] Between 2004 and 2007, Kane was a director and research fellow at the Heritage Foundation.[15][16] Kane specializes in economics, job creation, innovation, and defense economics. His work on entrepreneurship and job creation has been widely cited, specifically, in the 2011 Economic Report of the President. He creates a quarterly survey of economists and has provided commentary for The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, CNBC, NBC, CBS, FOX, MSNBC, Bloomberg Television, and PBS’ Nightly Business Report.[17][18]

Kane has also worked in governmental roles. Between 2004 and 2008, he served as both the chief labor economist and the senior economist on the Joint Economic Committee for U.S. Congress. In these roles, he published research on monthly US employment figures, analyzed macroeconomics and taxation, and organized joint hearings on employment and fundamental tax reform.

Kane has also had success as an entrepreneur. Between 1998 and 2000, he was the founder and director of enonymous.com, a software company that was awarded the San Diego Software Startup of the Year award in 1999.[19] Prior to this, he was a founder and director of Neocor Tech, LLC (Japanese translation software).

He is also the host and co-producer of Why America? a podcast discussing the benefits of US immigration with famous and influential immigrants.[20][21]

Research and publications

Congressional testimony

  • "American Competitiveness: Why Well-intentioned Labor Regulations for Families Can Hurt More than Help", delivered testimony before the Joint Economic Committee, June 14, 2007[22]
  • "Foreign Investment, Growth, and Economic Freedom: What Is OPIC's Role?", delivered testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Trade, May 24, 2007[23]
  • "Reforming U.S. law on unemployment insurance", delivered testimony before the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support of the House Committee on Ways and Means, May 4, 2006[24]

Presentations and public speeches

  • National Association of Business Economists conference, Dallas, TX, September 12, 2011
  • National League of Cities, Small Business Summit, Washington, DC, August 18, 2011
  • Host, Economics Bloggers Forum, Kansas City, MO, April 2011
  • "How Jobless is Our Recovery?" presentation at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC, May 10, 2004. The event was covered nationally on C-SPAN.

Publications

  • "Development and U.S. Troop Deployment", Foreign Policy Analysis, 2011[25]
  • "U.S. Troops and Economic Growth: Regression Analysis with Robustness Tests", Garret Jones and Tim Kane, Defense and Peace Economics, 2011[26]
  • "Kauffman Economic Outlook: A Quarterly Survey of Leading Economics Bloggers, Third quarter 2011", The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, August 2011[27]
  • "Kauffman Foundation Research Series: Firm Formation and Economic Growth, The Importance of Startups in Job Creation and Job Destruction, July 2010", The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation[28]
  • 2007 Index of Economic Freedom, published by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal, January 2007[29]
  • "Phantom Jobs and Job Losses", The Public Interest, Winter 2005[30]
  • "Global U.S. Troop Deployment, 1950–2005", Center for Data Analysis Report #06-02, May 24, 2006[31]
  • "Diverging Employment Data: A Critical View of the Payroll Survey" Center for Data Analysis Report #04-03, March 4, 2004[32]

Commentary

  • "Redefining 'Winners and Losers' on Taxes", Real Clear Politics, December 3, 2017 [33]
  • "Recessions and the presidents who inherited them", Fox News, July 6, 2012[34]
  • "Who is the divisive president?", Washington Examiner June 3, 2012[35]
  • "In pursuit of a Balanced Budget", with Glenn Hubbard, Politico, July 28, 2011[36]
  • "The Way To Cut Taxes And Deficits", American.com, December 16, 2010[37]
  • "Why Our Best Officers Are Leaving", The Atlantic, January/February 2011, pp. 80–85[38]
  • "Every Man (and Woman) an Entrepreneur", Forbes, September 13, 2010[39]
  • "Debunking the Myth of the Underprivileged Soldier", by Tim Kane and James Jay Carafano, USA Today, November 27, 2005[40]
  • "Exit Strategy – A Mere Phrase, Not a Strategy", USA Today, June 19, 2005[41]
  • "Labor's Lost Jobs", New York Times, April 7, 2004[42]

Selected media appearances

This is not a comprehensive list.

  • CNBC: Closing Bell (7/23/2012)[43]
  • PBS: Nightly Business Report, monthly commentary since mid-2010
  • CNBC: Power Lunch "Job Growth a Political Issue?" (8/3/2007)[44]
  • Bloomberg: On The Economy (6/22/2007)[45]
  • CNBC: Power Lunch "Index of Economic Freedom" (03/29/2007)[46]
  • CNN: The Situation Room "Bring Back the Draft?" (11/20/2006)[47]
  • FOX: 24/7 "Military Education" (11/1/2006)[48]
  • C-SPAN: Washington Journal "Military Demographics" (05/28/2006)[49]

Books

  • Bleeding Talent: How the U.S. Military Mismanages Great Leaders and Why It's Time for a Revolution (2012)[50]
  • Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America, coauthored with Glenn Hubbard (2013)[5][51]
  • Total Volunteer Force: Lessons from the US Military on Leadership Culture and Talent Management (2017)

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  2. "Peregrine". Hoover Institution. http://www.hoover.org/publications/peregrine. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  3. Library of Congress online catalog. Library of Congress. ISBN 9780230391277. http://lccn.loc.gov/2012021609. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  4. Palgrave Macmillan, December 11, 2012.
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  6. "Meet Tim". https://www.kaneforohio.com/meet. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
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  10. https://www.hoover.org/profiles/timothy-kane
  11. "Timothy Kane". https://www.policyed.org/scholars/timothy-kane. Retrieved 2020-05-05. 
  12. Kane, Timothy Joseph (2001). Tim Kane dissertation. https://books.google.com/books?id=AbtBywAACAAJ. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  13. "Hudson Institute > About Hudson > Tim Kane". Hudson.org. Archived from the original on 2012-10-31. https://web.archive.org/web/20121031110948/http://hudson.org/learn/index.cfm?fuseaction=staff_bio&eid=TimKane. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  14. "About". Growthology. http://www.growthology.org/growthology/aboutgrowthology.html. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  15. Nix, Kathryn. "Tim Kane". Heritage.org. Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. https://web.archive.org/web/20121010022124/http://www.heritage.org/about/staff/k/tim-kane. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  16. "Economists say cost of war could top $2 trillion – The Boston Globe". Boston.com. 2006-01-08. https://www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2006/01/08/economists_say_cost_of_war_could_top_2_trillion/?page=full. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  17. "Hudson Institute > Tim Kane Joins Hudson Institute as Chief Economist". Hudson.org. 2012-04-25. Archived from the original on 2012-11-01. https://web.archive.org/web/20121101233544/http://www.hudson.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=publication_details&id=8898. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  18. "Recessions and the presidents who inherited them". Fox News. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/06/recessions-and-presidents-who-inherited-them/. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  19. "San Diego Metropolitan – Daily Business Report – dec 1999". Sandiegometro.archives.whsites.net. 1999-12-14. http://sandiegometro.archives.whsites.net/1999/dec/dailyupdt14.html. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  20. https://whyamericapod.com/
  21. https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/why-america/id1538622378
  22. "hl_1037.fm". http://www.policyarchive.org/handle/10207/bitstreams/12878.pdf. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  23. "Foreign Investment, Growth, and Economic Freedom: What Is OPIC's Role?". http://www.policyarchive.org/handle/10207/bitstreams/12874.pdf. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  24. "THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION ASPECTS OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FY2007 BUDGET". Gpo.gov. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-109hhrg31492/html/CHRG-109hhrg31492.htm. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  25. Kane, Tim (2011-10-28). "Development and US Troop Deployments". pp. 255–273. Digital object identifier:10.1111/j.1743-8594.2011.00153.x. 
  26. Kane, Tim J.; Jones, Garett (2007-03-19). "U.S. Troops and Economic Growth by Garett Jones, Tim Kane :: SSRN". Papers.ssrn.com. Digital object identifier:10.2139/ssrn.1148403. SSRN 1148403. 
  27. "Kauffman Economic Outlook". Kauffman.org. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. https://web.archive.org/web/20120125020218/http://www.kauffman.org/uploadedfiles/econ_blogger_outlook_q1_2011.pdf. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  28. "The Importance of Startups in Job Creation and Job Destruction". Kauffman.org. Archived from the original on 2012-12-12. https://web.archive.org/web/20121212034602/http://www.kauffman.org/uploadedFiles/firm_formation_importance_of_startups.pdf. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  29. "Index07_FM_10.16.indd". http://mtweb.mtsu.edu/medlin/Index%20of%20Economic%20Freedom%202007.pdf. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  30. "Phantom jobs and job losses". Nationalaffairs.com. http://www.nationalaffairs.com/doclib/20080711_200515804PhantomjobsandjoblossesTIMKANE.pdf. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  31. "Global U.S. Troop Deployment, 1950–2005". Heritage.org. Archived from the original on 2010-03-03. https://web.archive.org/web/20100303031501/http://www.heritage.org/Research/NationalSecurity/cda06-02.cfm. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  32. "Diverging Employment Data: A Critical View of the Payroll Survey". Heritage.org. Archived from the original on 2010-03-10. https://web.archive.org/web/20100310042301/http://www.heritage.org/Research/Labor/CDA04-03.cfm. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  33. "Redefining 'Winners and Losers' on Taxes | RealClearPolitics". https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/12/03/redefining_winners_and_losers_on_taxes.html. 
  34. Kane, Tim (July 6, 2012). "Recessions and the presidents who inherited them". Fox News. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/06/recessions-and-presidents-who-inherited-them.html. 
  35. Tim Kane The Washington Examiner (2012-06-03). "Who is the divisive president?". WashingtonExaminer.com. http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/686906. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  36. GLENN HUBBARD, TIM KANE. "Opinion: In pursuit of a balanced budget – Glenn Hubbard and Tim Kane". Politico.Com. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/60103.html. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  37. "The Way to Cut Taxes and Deficits—The American Magazine". American.com. http://www.american.com/archive/2010/december/the-way-to-cut-taxes-and-deficits/. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
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  39. "Every Man (and Woman) an Entrepreneur". 2010-09-13. https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2010/0913/curing-unemployment-labor-market-contractors-every-man-entrepreneur.html. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  40. Kane, Tim (2005-11-27). "Debunking the myth of the underprivileged soldier". Usatoday.Com. https://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2005-11-27-soldier-edit_x.htm. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  41. Kane, Timothy (2005-06-19). "'Exit strategy' a mere phrase, not a strategy". Usatoday.Com. https://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2005-06-19-exit-strategy-edit_x.htm. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  42. Tim KanePublished: April 07, 2004 (2004-04-07). "Labor's Lost Jobs – New York Times". Nytimes.com. https://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/07/opinion/labor-s-lost-jobs.html. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  43. "Businesses That Leave Money on the Table... - CNBC". Video.cnbc.com. 2009-02-26. http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000104803&play=1. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  44. Yokoe, Kumi. "Tim Kane on the Economy on CNBC". Heritage.org. Archived from the original on 2012-03-28. https://web.archive.org/web/20120328101335/http://www.heritage.org/multimedia/video/2007/08/tim-kane-on-the-economy-on-cnbc. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  45. Yokoe, Kumi. "Tim Kane on Bloomberg". Heritage.org. Archived from the original on 2012-03-28. https://web.archive.org/web/20120328084914/http://www.heritage.org/multimedia/video/2007/06/tim-kane-on-bloomberg. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  46. "Error: no |title= specified when using {{Cite web}}". Archived from the original on October 17, 2009. https://web.archive.org/web/20091017190420/http://multimedia.heritage.org/CONTENT/on_tv/Kane_Tim_CNBC_3_29_07.ram. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  47. Yokoe, Kumi. "Tim Kane on CNN". Heritage.org. Archived from the original on 2013-11-13. https://web.archive.org/web/20131113194046/http://www.heritage.org/multimedia/video/2006/11/tim-kane-on-cnn. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  48. Yokoe, Kumi. "Tim Kane on FOX". Heritage.org. Archived from the original on 2013-11-13. https://web.archive.org/web/20131113194520/http://www.heritage.org/multimedia/video/2006/11/tim-kane-on-fox. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  49. "Error: no |title= specified when using {{Cite web}}". Archived from the original on October 17, 2009. https://web.archive.org/web/20091017190410/http://multimedia.heritage.org/content/on_tv/Tim_Kane_CSPAN_05_28_06.ram. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  50. Kane, Tim (2013). Bleeding talent: how the U.S. military mismanages great leaders and why it's time for a revolution. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230-39127-7. Archived from the original on March 10, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130310110954/http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=569737. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  51. Kane, Hubbard, Tim, Glenn (2013). Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-476-700250. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/balance-glenn-hubbard/1114146782?ean=9781476700250&itm=1&usri=9781476700250. 

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