Agustín Indaco

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at CUNY, The Graduate Center. My research interests lie in the intersection of applied microeconomics and big data. I am particularly interested in predicting economic activty through data collected from social media.

I am a research fellow for Lev Manovich at the Cultural Analytics Lab as well as a research assistant for a National Science Foundation funded project studying the economic impact of high-skilled immigration in the US. I serve as Visiting Faculty at Strelka Institute for The New Normal postgraduate program. I am also a columnist for El Economista, an economic newspaper in Argentina.


Happy to announce the launch of Visual Earth, a project where we analyze 270 million tweets to study image sharing around the world in relation to economic, demographic and demographic differences.

You can read a brief overview (in Spanish) of a talk I gave at the Centro Argentino de Ingnieros on the uses (and misuses) of Big Data.

Great to share my thoughts and outlook on the use of Big Data for CAI Futuro, you can read it here (in Spanish).


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We use a unique dataset of 270 million image tweets to analyze the growth of image sharing around the world in relation to economic, geographic, and demographic differences.

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We analyze 7.5 million Instagram images shared in Manhattan to measure  differences in sharing between parts of a city.

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This interactive installation represents life in the 21st century city through a compilation of images and data collected along the 13 miles of Broadway that span Manhattan.


  • Ph.D. 2018 (expected)

    Ph.D. in Economics

    CUNY, The Graduate Center

  • M.S. 2010

    M.S. in Economics

    Universidad de San Andrés

  • Licenciatura 2009

    Licenciatura in Economics

    Universidad de Buenos Aires


  • Present2014

    Research Fellow

    Cultural Analytics Lab

  • Present2015

    Research Assistant

    National Science Foundation

  • 20162015

    Adjunct Professor

    New York City College of Technology

  • 20122010

    Junior Professional Associate

    The World Bank