Alberto F. Cavallo

Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Assistant Professor of Applied Economics, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Ph.D., economics, Harvard University; M.B.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S. (summa cum laude), economics, Universidad de San Andres

Summary of Experience

Dr. Cavallo specializes in macroeconomics and monetary economics. His research focuses on the micro-behavior of prices and its implications for macro models and policies. He cofounded MIT’s Billion Prices Project, an academic initiative that uses prices collected daily from more than 400 retailers in over 50 countries to conduct economic research. The project has been featured in The New Yorker’s “The Financial Page” section, where it was referred to as “the first real-time inflation index.” He also manages, a website that provides daily inflation statistics for Argentina. Prior to joining the faculty at Sloan, Dr. Cavallo cofounded Dineromail, an online payments firm in Latin America. He has coauthored papers that have been published in the Journal of Macroeconomics and the Journal of Development Economics.

AG Contacts

Almudena Arcelus
Rebecca Kirk Fair