Alberto Abadie

Alberto Abadie

Professor of Economics

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Office E52-546
Assistant Name Lauren Fahey
Assistant Phone 617-253-4669


Alberto Abadie is an econometrician and empirical microeconomist with broad disciplinary interests. 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 econometric 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 AER: Insights, and has previously served as Editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics and Associate Editor of Econometrica and the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He lives in Cambridge, MA, with his wife Judith Lok and their two children.

Publications of Note


Statistical Nonsignificance in Empirical Economics

American Economic Review: Insights, 2(2), 193–208
Alberto Abadie
June 2020

A Martingale Representation for Matching Estimators

Journal of the American Statistical Association, 107(498), 833-843.
Alberto Abadie with G. Imbens
June 2012

On the Failure of the Bootstrap for Matching Estimators

Econometrica, 76(6), 1537-1557
Alberto Abadie with G. Imbens
November 2008

Large Sample Properties of Matching Estimators for Average Treatment Effects

Econometrica, 74(1), 237-267.
Alberto Abadie with G. Imbens
May 2006

Semiparametric Difference-in-Differences Estimators

The Review of Economic Studies, 72(1), 1-19.
Alberto Abadie
January 2005

Featured Awards & Honors

Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Fellow of the Econometric Society