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

Curriculum Vitae

Email: bkovak@cmu.edu

      Rio de Janeiro

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

Working Papers

    Trade Reform and Regional Dynamics: Evidence From 25 Years of Brazilian Matched
    Employer-Employee Data (with Rafael Dix-Carneiro)
        (Draft: November 2014)

    Immigrants Equilibrate Local Labor Markets: Evidence from the Great Recession
    (with
Brian Cadena)
        (Draft: November 2013) Revisions Requested
        Online appendix.
        Summaries: VoxEU, NBER Digest, IRP Focus
        Press coverage: Marginal Revolution, Slate, LA Times, Wall Street Journal,
               Washington Post

    Price and Quality Dispersion in an Offshoring Market: Evidence from Semiconductor
    Production Services (with David Byrne and Ryan Michaels)
        (Draft: February 2014) Revisions Requested
        Code and data resources. VoxEU summary

Publications

    Regional Efects of Trade Reform: What is the Correct Measure of Liberalization?
        American Economic Review (2013) 103(5): 1960-1976
        Online appendix
        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

    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

    Incomplete Contracts and the Labor Market Effects of Offshoring
    (with Lindsay Oldenski and Nick Sly)

    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