Pedro da Costa

Former Communications Director

Pedro Nicolaci da Costa is EPI’s former communications director and host of EPI’s State of Working America podcast. Da Costa has been writing about economics and financial markets since 2001, at Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, and Business Insider, and he was a fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics from 2014 to 2016. His work has focused on issues close to EPI’s mission: labor markets, Federal Reserve policy, inequality, and race.

In 2010, da Costa co-authored “Cozying Up to Big Investors at Club Fed,” an investigative report that prompted the central bank to adopt a more transparent communications policy, including regular post-meeting press conferences with the Fed chair. Another report co-authored by da Costa, on the failure of some academic economists to disclose financial industry ties, led the American Economic Association to adopt a new code of ethics. Both pieces received awards for journalistic excellence.

Da Costa lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two daughters.

M.A., International Relations, University of California, San Diego
B.A., Sociology, University of Chicago