Guido Imbens is The Applied Econometrics Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Professor of Economics in the Economics Department at Stanford University. Currently he is also the Amman Mineral Faculty Fellow at the GSB. He has held tenured positions at UCLA, UC Berkeley, and Harvard University before joining Stanford in 2012. Imbens specializes in econometrics, and in particular methods for drawing causal inferences from experimental and observational data. He has published extensively in the leading economics and statistics journals. Together with Donald Rubin he has published a book, “Causal Inference in Statistics, Social and Biomedical Sciences. Guido Imbens is a fellow of the Econometric Society, the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Statistical Association. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of St. Gallen. In 2017 he received the Horace Mann medal at Brown University. In 2021 he shared the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel with David Card and Joshua Angrist for “methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationship.”

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Guido Imbens does research in econometrics and statistics. His research has focused on developing methods for drawing causal inferences in observational studies, using matching, instrumental variables, and regression discontinuity designs.

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