Alberto Cavallo

Douglas Drane Career Development Professor in Information Technology and Management
Associate Professor of Applied Economics

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Alberto Cavallo

Alberto Cavallo is the Douglas Drane Career Development Professor in Information Technology and Management and anAssociate Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Alberto's research focuses on the micro-level behavior of prices and its implications for macroeconomic models and policies.  His empirical work is based on the use of daily data collected from hundreds of online retailers around the world.  He cofounded the Billion Prices Project at MIT, an academic initiative that pioneered the use of online data to conduct research on high-frequency price dynamics and inflation measurement.  He is also a cofounder of PriceStats, the leading global provider of inflation statistics, and Dineromail, the first online-payments company in Latin America,

Alberto received a BS fron Universidad de San Andres in Argentina in 2000, an MBA from MIT Sloan in 2005 and a PhD from Harvard University in 2010. He is married and has a son.

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General Expertise
Applied economics; Big data; Central banks; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data management; Data mining; Deflation; Developing countries; Developing countries, economics; Economic crisis; Emerging markets; Exchange rates; Federal Reserve; Global economics; Inflation; International economics; Macroeconomics; Monetary economics; Monetary policy; Online shopping; Pricing; Pricing; Statistics