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Joshua D. Angrist

Joshua D. Angrist

Joshua (Josh) Angrist is the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Angrist received his B.A. from Oberlin College and completed his Ph.D. in Economics at Princeton in 1989. He taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Harvard before coming to MIT in 1996. At MIT, Angrist teaches Labor Economics and Econometrics. His research interests include the economics of education, social experiments, and econometric methods for program and policy evaluation. Many of Angrist’s studies use data from other countries, but he does not especially like to travel and prefers to get data in the mail. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and The Econometric Society. Angrist is an enthusiastic mountain biker and enjoys discussing thorny econometric problems while riding with friends on gnarly trails.

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