Roberto Rigobon


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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.


Rigobon and colleagues win awards


"From Just in Time, to Just in Case, to Just in Worst-Case: Simple Models of a Global Supply Chain under Uncertain Aggregate Shocks."

Jiang, Bomin, Daniel Rigobon, and Roberto Rigobon, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6401-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, October 2020.

"Multilayer Network Analysis of Oil Linkages."

Casarin, Roberto, Matteo Iacopini, German Molina, Enrique ter Horst, Ramon Espinasa, Carlos Sucre, and Roberto Rigobon. Econometrics Journal Vol. 23, No. 2 (2020): 269-296. Download Paper.

"Aggregate Confusion: The Divergence of ESG Ratings."

Berg, Florian, Julian F. Koelbel, and Roberto Rigobon, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5822-19. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, May 2020.

"Contagion, Spillover, and Interdependence."

Rigobon, Roberto. Economia Vol. 19, No. 2 (2019): 69-99. Download Paper.

"Measuring Sovereign Contagion in Europe."

Caporin, Massimiliano, Loriana Pelizzon, Francesco Ravazzolo, and Roberto Rigobon. Journal of Financial Stability Vol. 34, (2018): 150-181. Download Paper.

"A Micro-Based Model for World Oil Market."

Espinasa, Ramon, Enrique ter Horst, Sergio Guerra Reyes, Osmel Manzano, German Molina, and Roberto Rigobon. Energy Economics Vol. 66, No. 1 (2017): 431-449.

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