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 activity 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.


On February 26, I will be giving a Guest Lecture in the Data Visualization Methods course as part of the M.A. in Liberal Studies Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

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

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, geographic and demographic differences.

Excited to announce that I was awarded a Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant from CUNY to explore deep learning methods.

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


  • Present2017

    Visiting Faculty

    Strelka Institute

  • Present2014

    PhD Research Fellow

    Cultural Analytics Lab

  • 20162015

    Adjunct Professor

    New York City College of Technology

  • 20122010

    Junior Professional Associate

    The World Bank