Israeli-American Joshua Angrist, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics.
Angris will share the prize with Guido Imbens and David Card “for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships.”
According to NBC, the Nobel Institute stated that the three laureates “gave us with new insights into the labor market and demonstrated how causal inferences may be formed from natural experiments.”
Angrist was born in Columbus, Ohio. He earned a master’s degree in economics and a doctorate in economics from Princeton University in 1987 and 1989, respectively. He later worked at Harvard University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before coming to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he continues to work today.
He has conducted various studies on labor economics and the economics of education throughout his career, the latter of which included research on schools in Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, the United States, Colombia, and Canada.
Angrist has kept an active career, continuing to write papers and give seminars, as well as releasing a Q&A video series on common economics problems and misconceptions through Marvinal Revolution University, which can be viewed on YouTube.