Dr. Tim Kane is the chief economist at the Hudson Institute. He is also an active entrepreneur and investor, having founded multiple software firms. In addition to senior research roles at the Kauffman Foundation and the Heritage Foundation, Kane has served twice as a senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. Previously, Kane was an Air Force Captain who served two tours of duty overseas as an intelligence officer.
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.
Kane is the co-author with Glenn Hubbard of BALANCE: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America (Simon and Schuster, May 2013). Kane and Hubbard blog at balanceofeconomics.com. Kane also authored BLEEDING TALENT (Palgrave MacMillan, Dec 2012), a book about leadership in the U.S. military that has been favorably reviewed by the New York Times and National Review. In addition, he has published scholarly research on diverse topics including entrepreneurship, economic growth, labor, and national security.
Kane earned a Ph.D. in economics from UC San Diego. He is also a graduate of U.S. Air Force Academy.
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