Alberto Cavallo

Douglas Drane Career Development Professor of Information Technology and Management and Associate Professor of Applied Economics, Sloan School of Management at MIT

Alberto Cavallo is the Douglas Drane Career Development Professor of Information Technology and Management and an Associate Professor of Applied Economics in the Sloan School of Management at MIT, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Technical Advisory Committees of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS).

His research focuses on the micro-level behavior of prices and its implications for macroeconomic theory and policies. His empirical work is based on the use of daily data collected from hundreds of online retailers around the world. He co-founded the Billion Prices Project at MIT, an academic initiative that pioneered the use of online data to conduct economic research, and PriceStats, the leading provider of high-frequency inflation statistics. Alberto received a B.S. from Universidad de San Andres in Argentina in 2000, an MBA from MIT in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 2010.

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