Kehoe is an American economist and professor at the University of Minnesota. His area of specialty is macroeconomics and international economics.
He obtained his undergraduate degree from Providence College in 1975 and his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1979. Professor Kehoe started his teaching career as a lecturer and then assistant professor at Wesleyan University from 1978 to 1980. From 1980 to 1983, he was an assistant professor and then an associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1983 to 1987 he was a university lecturer at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Clare College. Since 1987 he has been a professor at the University of Minnesota. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Vigo in 2008 and by the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2016.