Professor Musacchio appointed associate researcher at NBER


Professor Aldo Musacchio has been appointed Associate Researcher at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Professor Aldo Musacchio recently secured a prestigious research associate position at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a leading non-partisan research organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Musacchio is the director of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Brandeis International Business School and the faculty director of the school’s Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership.

Musacchio’s appointment as a research associate was announced in September. Previously, he had been an academic researcher at NBER since 2008 as part of the organization’s Development of the American Economy program.

Musacchio is an expert in economic development, labor and education in Brazil.

In his current working paper, Musacchio and two Brandeis colleagues, economics professor Nidhya Menon and Amanda Guimbeau, PhD’21, examine the long-term impact of the 1918 influenza pandemic on Brazil in order to anticipate some of the challenges the world will face. following the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are looking at the shock for the long term,” Musacchio said. “You think of the short-term effect – people get sick and die. But what will happen in 20 or 30 years? Does it matter that men die more than women? For children, will the disruption have an impact on their education compared to other cohorts? “

Musacchio said his next research project will study the long-term impact of European immigration on Brazil.


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