Agustín Indaco

I am an Assistant Professor in Economics at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. 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 was previously an Adjunct Professor in microeconomics at Baruch College as well as Research Fellow for Lev Manovich at the Cultural Analytics Lab. I also served as Visiting Faculty at Strelka Institute for The New Normal postgraduate program and as a Junior Professional Associate at The World Bank. I have been a consultant at IBM and The World Bank.


  • I will be presenting “Adapting to Climate Risk? Local Population Dynamics in the United States”, together with Francesc Ortega at the Urban Economic Association conference in Washington DC on Sep. 30.

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

    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

  • Present2019

    Assistant Professor

    Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

  • 20182017



  • 20182014

    PhD Research Fellow

    Cultural Analytics Lab

  • 20122010

    Junior Professional Associate

    The World Bank