Faculty profiles

Members of the Economics Department

David Card

Class of 1950 Professor Emeritus of Economics; Professor of the Graduate School; Nobel Laureate 2021

Labor economics
Current Status
Ph.D. Princeton University, 1983
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

About David Card

David Card is the Class of 1950 Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the Center for Labor Economics and the Econometric Lab. Before joining Berkeley he taught at University of Chicago in 1982‐83 and Princeton University from 1983 to 1996. He has held visiting appointments at Columbia University, Harvard University, UCLA, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. From 2012 to 2017 he was Director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Card’s research interests include wage determination, education, inequality, immigration, and gender‐related issues. He co‐authored the 1995 book Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage, co‐edited eight additional titles, and has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters. In 1995, he received the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Prize, which is awarded to the economist under 40 whose work is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the field. He was President of the AEA in 2021 and co‐recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2021.