Roberto Rigobon

Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management
Professor of Applied Economics

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Roberto Rigobon

Roberto Rigobon is the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Census Bureau’s Scientific Advisory Committee, and a visiting professor at IESA.

Roberto is a Venezuelan economist whose areas of research are international economics, monetary economics, and development economics. Roberto focuses on the causes of balance-of-payments crises, financial crises, and the propagation of them across countries—the phenomenon that has been identified in the literature as contagion. Currently he studies properties of international pricing practices, trying to produce alternative measures of inflation.  He is one of the two founding members of the Billion Prices Project, and a co-founder of PriceStats.

Roberto joined the business school in 1997 and has won both the "Teacher of the Year" award and the "Excellence in Teaching" award at MIT three times.

He received his PhD in economics from MIT in 1997, an MBA from IESA (Venezuela) in 1991, and his BS in Electrical Engineer from Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela) in 1984. He is married with three kids.

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Africa; Applied economics; Argentina; Asia; Banking regulation; Bond markets; Brazil; Capital market; Contagion; Currency; Deflation; Developing countries, economics; Econometrics; Economic crisis; Economics; Economy, current conditions; Emerging markets; Equities; Euro; Europe; European Union; Exchange rates; Federal Reserve; Financial markets; Financial services; Foreign investment; France; Germany; Global trade standards; Globalization; Government; Healthcare; Hong Kong; Import quotas; India; Inflation; Interest rates; International economics; International finance; International trade; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Latin America; Macroeconomics; Managerial economics; Mexico; Monetary economics; Monetary policy; Oil; Political economy; Russia; Savings rates; Securities and Exchange Commission; Singapore; Southeast Asia; Spain; Stock exchange; Stock market; Sustainability; Taiwan; Thailand; Trade policy; Treasuries; United States; Valuation