Canadian-born David Card, American Joshua Angrist and Dutch-American Guido Imbens were the three economists who won the Nobel Prize in economics on Monday.
They won for pioneering “natural experiments” to show the real-world economic impacts in areas from minimum wage increases in the U.S. fast-food sector to migration from Castro-era Cuba.
Card, who currently works at the University of California, Berkeley, initially thought a friend was playing a practical joke when he got the call from Sweden.
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