Agustín Indaco

I will be joining Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar as an Assistant Teaching Professor in Economics in Fall 2019.

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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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

  • Present2018

    Adjunct Professor

    Baruch College

  • 20182017



  • Present2014

    PhD Research Fellow

    Cultural Analytics Lab

  • 20122010

    Junior Professional Associate

    The World Bank