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 am also a columnist for El Economista, an economic newspaper in Argentina.


Happy to announce the launch of Love by Numbersa project by Google on which I collaborated on.

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.

On September 28-30 I will be in Switzerland presenting at the Screening Economies: Representation and Money Matters conference at the University of St. Gallen.


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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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L train shutdown

Using Instagram data, we quantify the effect of the L train shutdown on Williamsburg: do fewer people go to the neighborhood when the L train is shutdown?

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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