Former Hebrew University professor wins Nobel Prize

October 12, 2021 by Tali Aronsky
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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has congratulated  Professor Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens, along with David Carr, on being awarded the 2021 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. 

Joshua Angrist

The award was given for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships, and empirical contributions to labour economics, respectively.  Angrist spent a good number of years at HU, serving as a Senior Lecturer in Economics from 1991-1995 and as an Associate Professor at HU’s Economics Department from 1995-1996, before returning as a Lady Davis Fellow in 2004-2005.

Upon hearing the news, Professor Asher Cohen, President of Hebrew University, shared, “Congratulations to Professor Angrist on being awarded the most prestigious honour in the field of economics—the Nobel Prize.  Angrist spent several years teaching at Hebrew University’s Department of Economics.  His prize honours us and is a great privilege for the many HU students lucky enough to have learned with him.”

Angrist’s colleague and good friend, Prof. Victor Lavy, at HU’s Bogen Family Department of Economics, shared, “Joshua Angrist is a loyal friend of the State of Israel and of Hebrew University.  For decades now, he has been my research partner and a close personal friend.  I’m so happy for him and proud of his amazing achievement.”

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