Agustín Indaco

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at CUNY, The Graduate Center. I will be on the job market in academic year 2018-19. My research interests lie in the intersection of applied microeconomics and big data. I am particularly interested in predicting economic activity through data collected from social media.

I am an adjunct professor in Microeconomics at Baruch College as well as research fellow for Lev Manovich at the Cultural Analytics Lab. I am an advisor for the MS in Data Analytics and Visualization at The Graduate Center and 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 and co-host a radio show about economics, science and art.


Happy to announce that the Screening Economies book for which I wrote a chapter on “How to Measure the Economy Using Big Data” has been published.

Together with Francesc Ortega and Süleyman Taşpinar, we wrote an article on flood insurance and rising sea levels.

Honored to be presenting at the Seminar in Applied Economics at CUNY, Graduate Center on November 27. Check out the full lineup here.

My slides for my guest lecture on introduction to R at the Data Visualization and Design MS course at The Graduate Center can be found here.

Read our new working paper on the effects of flood insurance on the housing market (together with Francesc Ortega and Süleyman Taşpinar).

Data Projects

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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. 2019 (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

Selected Positions

  • Present2018

    Adjunct Professor

    Baruch College

  • 20182017



  • Present2014

    PhD Research Fellow

    Cultural Analytics Lab

  • 20122010

    Junior Professional Associate

    The World Bank