Edward J. Kane


Edward J. Kane is Professor of Finance at Boston College. From 1972 to 1992 he held the Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics at Ohio State University. A founding member of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, Kane rejoined the organization in 2005. He served for twelve years as a trustee and member of the finance committee of Teachers Insurance. Currently, he consults for the World Bank and is a senior fellow in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Center for Financial Research. Previously, Kane has consulted for numerous agencies, including the IMF, components of the Federal Reserve System, and three foreign central banks. He consulted as well for the Congressional Budget Office, the Joint Economic Committee, and the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress. He is a past president and fellow of the American Finance Association and a former Guggenheim fellow. He also served as president of the International Atlantic Economic Society and the North American Economics and Finance Association. Kane is a longtime research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has authored three books and coauthored or coedited several more. He has published widely in professional journals and currently serves on seven editorial boards. He received a BS from Georgetown University and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly About the Fed’s New Credit Allocation Policy

Article | Jun 30, 2020

The Fed is taking an aggressive approach to put out the economic fires of the pandemic. But it needs to allow for flexibility as some business models irreparably change.

Why a V-Shaped Recession Is a Pipe Dream

Article | Jun 8, 2020

Regardless of what Trump says, the economic pain of the pandemic isn’t going anywhere

Coronavirus Means Zero Hour for the European Union

Article | Mar 16, 2020

If the European Central Bank does not jump to the aid of peripheral countries weakened by the pandemic, the Eurozone could collapse.

Repo Madness: Fed Plumbing Gone Awry

Article | Nov 26, 2019

Repeat after me: How much pipe should Fed plumbers lay if Fed plumbers like to lay pipe?

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Professional Expertise or Politics Driving Economists’ View of Hillary and Bernie?

Article | Feb 9, 2016

Bullet-point financial reform proposals are either too simple or too vague.

The Gift of Deregulation

Article | Dec 14, 2015

‘Tis the season to celebrate gift giving. But for big banks Santa Claus comes all the time, in the form of handsomely wrapped subsidies and subtly packaged regulatory nuances worth more more gold than the wildest dreams of the Three Wise Men.

Bankers Think They Have an Ethical Duty to Steal From Taxpayers

Article | Jun 16, 2015

It doesn’t make sense to pay someone to rob you.

Beyond Dodd-Frank

Video | Aug 3, 2014

Has the Dodd-Frank Act had its intended effect?