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Alberto Cavallo

Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School


Alberto Cavallo is the Edgerley Family Professor at Harvard Business School, where he teaches in the Business, Government, and the International Economy (BGIE) unit, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).Cavallo’s research focuses on the behavior of prices and its implications for macroeconomic measurement, models and policies. He pioneered the use of online data to measure inflation and conduct research on high-frequency pricing dynamics during his Ph.D. at Harvard. He created Inflacion Verdadera in 2007 to measure the real inflation rate in Argentina and co-founded The Billion Prices Project in 2008 to expand the measurement of online inflation globally. He also co-founded PriceStats in 2011, the leading private source of inflation and PPP statistics in over 20 countries.

Cavallo earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics with summa cum laude from the Universidad of San Andres in Buenos Aires in 2000. In 2005, he earned a Masters in Business Administration from MIT, and in 2010 he earned a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.  He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two sons.

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