The 2021 Nobel Prize winners in economics are Canadian-American David Card, American Joshua Angrist and Dutch-American economist Guido Imbens.
Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens are awarded for their methodological contributions to the analysis of cause and effect relationships.
“This year’s laureates – David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens – have provided us with new insights about the labour market and shown what conclusions about cause and effect can be drawn from natural experiments. Their approach has spread to other fields and revolutionised empirical research” – is written on the site of the award.
Earlier, the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winners were named, and a writer from Tanzania received the Nobel Prize for Literature.