Alberto Abadie is an econometrician and empirical microeconomist, with broad disciplinary interests that span economics, political science and statistics. Professor Abadie received his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 1999. Upon graduating, he joined the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was promoted to full professor in 2005. He returned to MIT in 2016, where he is Professor of Economics and Associate Director of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS).
His research areas are econometrics, statistics, causal inference, and program evaluation. Professor Abadie’s methodological research focuses on statistical methods to estimate causal effects and, in particular, the effects of public policies, such as labor market, education, and health policy interventions. He is Associate Editor of Econometrica and AER: Insights, and has previously served as Editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics and Associate Editor of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society.
He lives in Cambridge, MA, with his wife Judith Lok and their two children.