Alberto Abadie is Professor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His main research areas are econometrics, labor economics, and public finance. In addition, in his research he uses data and economic models to analyze the causes and consequences of political violence and terrorism. Since 2007, he serves as an editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics. He received his PhD in economics in 1999 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2010.