Timothy Kehoe is the Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota and an Adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He received his B.A. in Economics and Mathematics at Providence College in 1975 and his Ph.D. in Economics at Yale in 1979. Before coming to the University of Minnesota in 1987, he was a Lecturer, then Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University, an Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor at M.I.T., a University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Clare College Cambridge.
Tim advised the Spanish government on the impact of joining the European Community in 1986 and the Mexican government on the impact of joining the North American Free Trade Area in 1994. In 1997, working with a team from the Mexican consulting firm SAI Derecho y Economía, he designed a foreign trade and investment reform program for Panama. The Panamanian government enacted this program in 1998.
Tim’s research and teaching center on the theory and application of general equilibrium models. He was named a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 1991; he was made Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidade de Vigo in Spain in 2008; and he was made Socio de Honor of the Asociación Española de Economía in 2010. In 2011, he was named one of the inaugural Economic Theory Fellows of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory.