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Brian K. Kovak

Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy

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Email: bkovak@cmu.edu
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Brian Kovak joined the Heinz College in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy. He 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.

Brian studies the relationships between international trade and labor markets. His research has examined the effects of trade liberalization on local labor markets and internal migration in Brazil and the drivers of increased wage inequality in the U.S. His current work examines the effects of offshoring on price and productivity measurement in the semiconductor industry.


B.S., Computer Engineering, Penn State University
Master of Public Affairs, Indiana University
Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan