Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University; Faculty Research Fellow, NBER
Brian Kovak is an Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College and a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Kovak received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Penn State, a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan. His research focuses the relationships between international trade, immigration, and local labour market outcomes.
Recent work by Brian Kovak
In Brazil, shifts into non-tradables, non-employment and informal employment are important margins of labour adjustment to import competition
The Brazilian economy did not adjust to trade liberalisation as economists would expect. This column explains these results and their implications