Washington—The Peterson Institute for International Economics is pleased to announce that Pedro Nicolaci da Costa is joining the Institute as an editorial fellow and will contribute his acute sensibilities and sharp prose to help PIIE make its research more accessible to a wider public. Da Costa will also use his knowledge of social media—reflected in his substantial Twitter following (@pdacosta) —to further the Institute's initiative already underway to substantially upgrade its website and social media capabilities. He will continue writing at the Institute about central banking, labor markets, finance, and other international economic issues.
"Pedro's work at Reuters and the Wall Street Journal showcased his excellent explanatory powers for economics as well as his commitment to understanding of, and integrity in, policy analysis," said Adam S. Posen, president of the Institute. "His top-level journalism background will add an element to our communications and publications department that will help the Institute convey its research to influencers around the world."
Da Costa has been writing about economics and financial markets since 2001, first at Reuters and most recently at the Wall Street Journal. In 2010, he was a coauthor of the article "Club Fed: Ties That Bind at the Federal Reserve [PDF]," which helped spur the Fed to adopt a more open communications policy. His reporting in 2010 [PDF] on the failure of some academic economists to disclose financial ties contributed to a new code of conduct adopted by the American Economics Association (the Institute adheres to a similar code of disclosure [PDF] and data reproducibility adopted in 2014).
Da Costa grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Boston, Massachusetts. He earned a bachelor's degree with honors in sociology from the University of Chicago and a master's in international affairs from the University of California.
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