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. You can read my job market paper on the use of Twitter data to estimate economic activity here.

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.

Data Projects


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VISUAL EARTH

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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INEQUALIGRAM

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


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ON BROADWAY

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.


Education

  • 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

    Consultant

    IBM

  • Present2014

    PhD Research Fellow

    Cultural Analytics Lab

  • 20122010

    Junior Professional Associate

    The World Bank