Alexandre Belloni

Professor of Business Administration

External address: 
W312 Fuqua School of Business, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90120, Durham, NC 27708-0120
(919) 660-3791


Alexandre Belloni is a Professor of Decision Sciences at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2006) and a M.Sc. in Mathematical Economics from IMPA (2002). He deferred the offer to join the faculty at Duke University to accept the IBM Herman Goldstein Postdoctoral Fellowship (2006-2007). Professor Belloni’s research interests are on statistics and optimization and on their applications to Economics and Business. His current research focuses on developing and analyzing methods for model selection in Econometric problems, and for solving Mechanism Design problems. He became 2014-2016 F.M. Kirby Research Fellow, and received the 2007 Young Researchers Competition in Continuous Optimization Award and the second prize at the INFORMS 2006 George Nicholson Student Paper Award. His research papers have appeared in journals such as Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Annals of Statistics, Marketing Science, Management Science and Operations Research. He has received a grant from the National Science Foundation and has held visiting appointments in other prestigious institutes. He has consulted with the electrical energy industry in Brazil. His recent teaching has been the an elective Daytime MBA on Data Analytics, the core Daytime MBA Statistics course and the Weekend MBA Statistics course.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2006

  • M.S., Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (Brazil) 2002

  • B.S.E.E., Catholic University of Rio De Janeiro (Brazil) 1999

Applied Mechanism Design awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2011

Belloni, A, and Lucena, A. "Lagrangian heuristics for the Linear Ordering Problem." 2004. 37-63.

Belloni, A, and Oliveira, RI. "Approximate group context tree." Annals of Statistics 45.1 (February 1, 2017): 355-385. Full Text

Belloni, A, Chernozhukov, V, Fern�ndez-Val, I, and Hansen, C. "Program Evaluation and Causal Inference With High-Dimensional Data." Econometrica 85.1 (2017): 233-298. Full Text

Belloni, A, Chernozhukov, V, and Wei, Y. "Post-Selection Inference for Generalized Linear Models With Many Controls." Journal of Business & Economic Statistics 34.4 (October 2016): 606-619. Full Text

Belloni, A, Chernozhukov, V, Hansen, C, and Kozbur, D. "Inference in High-Dimensional Panel Models With an Application to Gun Control." Journal of Business & Economic Statistics 34.4 (October 2016): 590-605. Full Text

Belloni, A, Rosenbaum, M, and Tsybakov, AB. "Linear and conic programming estimators in high dimensional errors-in-variables models." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B (Statistical Methodology) (July 2016). Full Text

Lipsitz, M, Belloni, A, Chernozhukov, V, and Fernández-Val, I. "Quantreg.nonpar: An r package for performing nonparametric series quantile regression." R Journal 8.2 (January 1, 2016): 371-382.

Belloni, A, Rosenbaum, M, and Tsybakov, AB. "An {ℓ1, ℓ2, ℓ∞}-regularization approach to high-dimensional errors-in-variables models." Electronic Journal of Statistics 10.2 (January 1, 2016): 1729-1750. Full Text

Belloni, A, and Chernozhukov, V. "Comment." Journal of the American Statistical Association 110.512 (October 2, 2015): 1449-1451. Full Text

Belloni, A, Chernozhukov, V, and Hansen, C. "High-Dimensional Methods and Inference on Structural and Treatment Effects." Journal of Economic Perspectives 28.2 (May 2014): 29-50. Full Text

Belloni, A, Chen, D, Chernozhukov, V, and Hansen, C. "Sparse Models and Methods for Optimal Instruments With an Application to Eminent Domain." Econometrica 80.6 (2012): 2369-2429. Full Text


Belloni, A, Liang, T, Narayanan, H, and Rakhlin, A. "Escaping the local minima via simulated annealing: Optimization of approximately convex functions." January 1, 2015.