Faculty Affiliate David Card Wins Nobel Prize in Economics

Professor David Card

Canadian Studies is proud to announce that David Card, a UC Berkeley economist and Canadian Studies faculty affiliate, was awarded half of the 2021 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. The award recognizes his pioneering research in the field of labour economics, which has been hailed as "revolutionary". We hope you will join us in congratulating Professor Card for this monumental achievement.

Born in Canada, Professor Card has taught at Berkeley for over twenty years. His research focuses on inequality and growth; his best-known work includes studies that challenged prevailing orthodoxies on the negative impacts of a higher minimum wage on employment figures, and of immigration on the wages of native-born workers.

Hear Professor Card's reaction to the news and what he thinks his research means for policy in a post-announcement interview with the Nobel Committee's Adam Smith.