David Card

Class of 1950 Professor of Economics

Fields: Labor economics

Research interests: Welfare reform; Immigration; Effects of Medicaid program; Pension incentives and retirement; Labor supply; Education; Minimum wages; Strikes and collective bargaining; Evaluation of social programs; Unemployment; Wage rigidity

Short Biography and Research Interests

David Card was educated at Queen's University (Canada) and received his PhD from Princeton University in 1983. Briefly at the University of Chicago, he returned to Princeton to teach, until coming to Berkeley in 1997 as the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics.

Card's current research interests include the causes and consequences of racial segregation, the economic impacts of immigration, and the effects of health insurance on health care utilization and health.

Professor Card was honored by the American Economic Association in 1995 with the John Bates Clark Medal. Most recently, he received the IZA Prize in Labor Economics from Germany's Institute for the Study of Labor, the leading award for labor economists.

Current Status: Teaching

Office: 631A Evans
Mailing address: University of California
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