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Alberto Abadie

Faculty Associate


Alberto Abadie

Alberto Abadie is professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and associate director of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. His main research areas are econometrics, labor economics, and public finance. In his research, Abadie has developed econometric methods to evaluate the effects of public programs. In addition, as a native of the Basque region of Spain, he has long been interested in issues concerning terrorism. His recent research uses data and economic models to analyze the causes and consequences of terrorism. Abadie received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT.


  • Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Associate Director, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University