Professor Roberto Rigobon is the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Roberto Rigobon is a member of MIT’s Sloan School of Management’s Aggregate Confusion Environmental, social and corporate governance (‘ESG’) initiative, which seeks to better utilize existing ESG data to create more reliable and transparent ESG benchmarks for investors. Roberto Rigobon 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 Rigobon’s 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, a big data project that strives to more accurately measure global inflation, and a co-founder of PriceStats. Roberto joined the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1997 and has won both the “Teacher of the Year” award and the “Excellence in Teaching” award at MIT three times. Roberto Rigobon received his PhD in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997.