Roberto Rigobon, MIT
ESG Confusion and Stock Returns: Tackling the Problem of Noise


Thursday, October 5, 2023


SF 8:00am, NYC 11:00am, BERLIN 5:00pm



Roberto Rigobon is the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Applied Economics at the Sloan School of Management, MIT, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a visiting professor at IESA. Roberto is a macro-economist who concentrates on measurement issues: economic, social and ethical. He studies financial contagion, and the propagation of shocks through economic networks. He is one of the two founding members of the Billion Prices Project that produce alternative measures of inflation in many countries; And he is a co-founder and director of the Aggregate Confusion Project which studies how to improve ESG measures.

He got 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.

This seminar is part of the Virtual Seminar on Climate Economics series hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and is open to everyone interested in research on the economics of climate change.

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