A remarkable international community of economists and economics students gathered in Berkeley June 3 and 4 to celebrate the achievements of Berkeley scholar David Card, who shared the 2021 Nobel Prize in economics.
Among those who joined in the celebration were Card’s two co-winners: Guido W. Imbens of Stanford University and Joshua D. Angrist of MIT.
This coming-together of Nobel laureates was a centerpiece of DaveFest, the two-day conference at Berkeley that convened scholars from top institutions in the U.S. and worldwide. The programfocused, in part, on areas where Card has done pioneering economic analysis: the minimum wage, immigration and racial disparities in education.
Card, a labor economist, won the 2021 Nobel Prize for work that challenged orthodoxy and dramatically shifted understanding of inequality and the social and economic forces that affect low-wage workers. He is UC Berkeley’s sixth economist to win the Nobel Prize in economics and the campus’s 26th Nobel laureate overall.