He is the Chancellor of Torcuato Di Tella University. From 2006 until May 2011 he was the Business School Dean of Torcuato Di Tella University.
He received in 1998 his Doctoral Degree in Economics from Harvard University. He has been a Visiting Professor at Stanford University and a Visiting Researcher at Harvard University.
Among other areas of studies, his main concerns are focused on analyzing the effect of police force presence on crime, the impact of privatizing water supply companies on infant mortality, the relationship between public officers’ salaries and corruption, and the effect of land property titles in marginal areas. His work has been published by The American Economic Review, The Journal of Political Economy, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Journal of Law and Economics and The Journal of Development Economics. Also, his work has been quoted and discussed in highly prestigious publications such as The Economist, The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He was recognized with the Bernardo Houssay Awardfor Young Researcher in the Social Sciences and Humanities, given by the Ministry of Education of Argentina.
Dr. Schargrodsky has received research scholarships and subsidies from Harvard University, Stanford University, The Inter-American Development Bank, The World Bank, The United Nations, The Tinker Foundation, PREAL, CONICET and FONCYT.
He has served as a consultant to Argentina’s Department of the Treasury’s Board, Movicom, Münchener Ruck, CICOMRA, NERA, Banco Río, Argentina’s Ministry of Economics and Argentina’s AntitrustCommission.