Brian Kovak
Assistant Professor,
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Heinz College
Faculty Research Fellow, NBER
Research Fellow, IZA

Curriculum Vitae


      Brian K. Kovak

Contact Information

(412) 268-5223
(412) 268-4487
Carnegie Mellon University
H. John Heinz III College
4800 Forbes Avenue, HBH 3012
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Working Papers

    The Labor Market Effects of Offshoring by U.S. Multinational Firms: Evidence from
    Changes in Global Tax Policies
    (with Lindsay Oldenski and Nick Sly)
        (Draft: June 2015)

    Trade Reform and Regional Dynamics: Evidence From 25 Years of Brazilian Matched
    Employer-Employee Data (with Rafael Dix-Carneiro)
        (Draft: January 2015)

    Quality-Adjusted Price Measurement: A New Approach With Evidence from
    Semiconductors (with David Byrne and Ryan Michaels)
        (Draft: October 2015)
        Revised and Resubmitted, Review of Economics and Statistics
        Code and data resources. VoxEU summary

Journal Articles

    Immigrants Equilibrate Local Labor Markets: Evidence from the Great Recession
Brian Cadena)
        American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (forthcoming)
        Summaries: VoxEU, NBER Digest, IRP Focus
        Press coverage: Marginal Revolution, Slate, LA Times, Wall Street Journal,
               Washington Post, New York Post

    Trade Liberalization and the Skill Premium: A Local Labor Markets Approach
    (with Rafael Dix-Carneiro)
        American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings (2015) 105(5): 551-557

    Regional Efects of Trade Reform: What is the Correct Measure of Liberalization?
        American Economic Review (2013) 103(5): 1960-1976
        Online appendix
        Recipient of the 2014 IZA Young Labor Economist Award
        Included in Trade and Inequality in the International Library of Critical Writings in
               Economics series, ed. P. Goldberg.
        Earlier version including migration results: Local Labor Market Effects of Trade
        Policy: Evidence from Brazilian Liberalization (Draft: April 2011)

    Overestimating the Effect of Complementarity on Skill Demand
        B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (2011) Vol. 11: Iss. 1 (Topics), Article 65

Other Publications

    Assessing Price Indexes for Markets with Trading Frictions: A Quantitative Illustration
        (with Ryan Michaels) in Susan Houseman and Michael Mandel eds., Measuring
        Globalization: Better Trade Statistics for Better Policy. Upjohn, 2015.

    The Growing Problem of Disconnected Single Mothers (with Rebecca Blank)
        in Carolyn J. Heinrich and John Karl Scholz eds., Making the Work-Based Safety Net Work
        Better: Forward-Looking Policies to Help Low-Income Families. Russell Sage Foundation, 2009.
        National Poverty Center Working Paper #07-28

Work in Progress

    From Acapulco to Atlanta: Sub-National Networks in U.S.-Mexico Migration
    (with Brian Cadena and Maria Esther Caballero)

    Import Competition, Deindustrialization, and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from
    Portugal (with Lee Branstetter and Ana Venancio)

Teaching and Research Materials

    University of Michigan Econ 101 Spring 2007 Teaching Materials

    STATA Programs