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Center to Present Program on Economics of Great Powers Feb. 12

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Posted: Monday Feb 10, 2014

Feb. 10, 2014

Saint Vincent College and its Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government’s Center for Political and Economic Thought will present a lecture by Dr. Timothy Kane of Stanford University, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College. His talk is titled, “The Economics of Great Powers from Rome to America.” Admission is free and open to the public.

Kane is an economist and research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Previously, he was the chief economist at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. 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.

He has published scholarly research on diverse topics, including job creation by start-ups, economic growth, American politics, foreign affairs and national security. 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 has served as an air force officer with two tours of duty overseas. In 2012, he authored Bleeding Talent, a work that addresses leadership in the U.S. military and that has been 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, coauthored with Glenn Hubbard.

Kane earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at San Diego. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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The Center for Political and Economic Thought is an interdisciplinary public affairs institution of Saint Vincent College. It sponsors research and education programs, primarily in the fields of politics, economics and moral-cultural affairs. The Center seeks to advance scholarship on philosophical and policy concerns related to freedom and Western civilization with particular regard to the American experience. The Center was founded in 1991 as an outgrowth of the Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, which was launched in 1986.

The Center’s programs include: The Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, the Government and Political Education Series, the Civitas Forum on Principles and Policies for Public Life, Culture and Policy Conferences and Scholarships and Fellowships. In addition, the Center supports research and educational activities through its staff, and it produces numerous publications.

For more information, contact the Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College by writing to marybeth.mcconahey@email.stvincent.edu.

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