Alberto Abadie is Professor of Public Policy. His main research areas are econometrics, labor economics, and public finance. In his research, Alberto Abadie has developed econometric methods to evaluate the effects of public programs. In addition, as a native of the Basque region of Spain, Alberto Abadie has long been interested in issues concerning terrorism. Alberto Abadie's recent research uses data and economic models to analyze the causes and consequences of terrorism. He received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.