Roberto is the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Census Bureau’s Scientific Advisory Committee, and a visiting professor at IESA. Roberto is a Venezuelan economist whose areas of research are international economics, monetary economics, and development economics. Roberto focuses on the causes of balance-of-payments crises, financial crises, and the propagation of them across countries—the phenomenon that has been identified in the literature as contagion. Currently he studies properties of international pricing practices, trying to produce alternative measures of inflation. He is one of the two founding members of the Billion Prices Project, and a co-founder of PriceStats. Roberto joined the business school in 1997 and has won both the “Teacher of the Year” award and the “Excellence in Teaching” award at MIT three times. He received his PhD in economics from MIT in 1997, an MBA from IESA (Venezuela) in 1991, and his BS in Electrical Engineer from Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela) in 1984. He is married with three kids.

Programas y seminarios destacados

  • Campus de Alta Capacidad

    Fecha de inicio: 07/07/2024

    Una iniciativa que tiene como objetivo principal desarrollar al máximo el potencial de jóvenes de edades comprendidas entre los 10 y los 18 años acreditados como «de alta capacidad».

  • Workshop on the Future of Government

    Fecha de inicio: 8/04/2024

    El objetivo de este programa es ofrecer ofrecer una visión actualizada de las nuevas tendencias tecnológicas y sociales que afectarán al futuro de la política y la gobernanza.

  • Frontiers of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Fecha de inicio: 10/06/2024

    El objetivo de este programa es analizar los últimos avances en el campo de la innovación y el emprendimiento desde una perspectiva multisectorial. Dirigido por profesores del MIT.

  • Workshop in International Economics

    Fecha de inicio: 10/06/2024

    Programa dirigido a Técnicos Comerciales y Economistas del Estado, profesores universitarios e investigadores españoles para compartir conocimientos en economía internacional