Alberto Cavallo is a Visiting Associate Professor at HBS, 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).
Alberto Cavallo'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 co-founded 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 co-founder of Dineromail
, the first online-payments company in Latin America, and PriceStats
, the leading provider of global inflation statistics.
Alberto received a B.S. fron Universidad de San Andres in Argentina in 2000, an MBA from MIT Sloan in 2005 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2010. He is married and has two sons.