Alberto Cavallo

Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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 United Kingdom Office for National Statistics (ONS). 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 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.