Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Gonçalo Pessa Costa is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. He is also a 2022–23 Dissertation Scholar at Equitable Growth. In his dissertation, Costa studies the workings of housing rental markets, focusing on rent determination, landlords’ market power, and housing inequalities. As a Dissertation Scholar, he will test some of the predictions of his theoretical work through a quasi-natural experiment in New York City’s Stuyvesant Town, the largest rental apartment complex in the United States. His other research fields include labor economics, the history of economic thought, and the study of inequalities. Costa holds a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in economics from Lisbon’s Nova School of Business and Economics, and an M.Phil. in economics from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.