Alberto Abadie is an econometrician and empirical microeconomist, with broad disciplinary interests that span economics, political science, and statistics. Professor Abadie received his MIT Economics PhD in 1999. Upon graduating, he joined the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he has been a tenured full professor since 2005. He will join the MIT Department of Economics and IDSS in fall 2016.
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 an associate editor of Econometrica, and has previously served as editor of the Review of Economic and Statistics and associate editor of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.