Brian Kovak

2Lindsay Oldenski
2Nicholas Sly
2Brian Cadena
2Michel Serafinelli
1Sa Bui
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  • Research Showcase, Cmu, Edson R Severnini, Edson, R Severnini, Ana Rute Cardoso +19 others
  • 2015
How much of the geographic clustering of economic activity is attributable to agglomeration spillovers as opposed to natural advantages? I present evidence on this question using data on the long-run effects of large scale hydroelectric dams built in the U.S. over the 20th century , obtained through a unique comparison between counties with or without dams(More)
  • Joan Monras, Don Davis, Eric Verhoogen, Bernard Salanié, Jón Steinsson, Jesus Fernández-Huertas +2 others
  • 2015
Previous literature shows that internal migration is procyclical, which seems to imply that geographic relocation does not help mitigate negative local economic shocks during recessions. This paper challenges this view. Using various IVs, I document that net in-migration rates decreased in areas more affected by the Great Recession, which helped to(More)
  • Sa A Bui, Steven G Craig, Scott A Imberman, Sa Bui, Scott Imberman, Steven Craig +6 others
  • 2011
We identify the impact of gifted and talented services on student outcomes by exploiting a discontinuity in eligibility requirements and find no impact on standardized test scores of marginal students even though peers and classes improve substantially. We then use randomized lotteries to examine the impact of attending a GT magnet program relative to(More)
  • Brian Kovak, Lindsay Oldenski, Nicholas Sly, Brian Cadena, Dave Donaldson, Andrew Goodman-Bacon +3 others
  • 2015
Estimating the causal effect of offshoring on domestic employment is notoriously difficult because of the inherent simultaneity of domestic and foreign affiliate employment decisions. We use a model of endogenous offshoring to characterize this simultaneity and to derive an instrumental variables strategy allowing us to estimate the impact of offshore(More)
We adopt model of endogenous offshoring activities within and across multinational firm boundaries, ` a la Antras and Helpman (2004), in which offshore labor hiring by foreign affiliates is determined jointly with domestic hiring by the parent firm, in order to characterize endogene-ity that typically plagues estimation of the local labor market(More)
Three panelists presented new research on issues related to race and immigration. Brian Cadena shared outcomes from a study of geographic mobility during the Great Recession done jointly with Brian Kovak, concluding that immigrants help balance local labor markets by moving to areas that have relatively strong economies. Liliana Garces presented findings(More)
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