The Billion Prices Project: Using Big Data to Measure Inflation (Take 15 Series)

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14:43, video webcast, recorded on 12 October 2017
Posted on 28 February 2018

Professor of Applied Economics
Sloan School of Management, MIT

This information is accurate as of the day of the recording.


In this interview, Roberto Rigobon describes the Billion Prices Project, an alternative measure of inflation he developed with a colleague at MIT. He discusses the inspiration behind the Billion Prices Index, its composition and correlation to the US Consumer Price Index (CPI), and the practical implications of this work for policymakers and asset managers.

The Take 15 Series is a series of short interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics focused on the investment profession.

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