The Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded today (Monday) in Stockholm to Canadian researcher John Card for researching work economics, and to the pair of American researchers Josh Di. Angrist and Guido Wu. Embance on developing a method for data analysis.
Josh Di. Angrist is an American researcher with Israeli citizenship, who lived in Israel for three years between 1982 and 1985 and taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He and his partner investigated the effect of classroom size in Israeli schools on student achievement.
Prior to the publication of the names of the winners, speculation was mentioned in the media that the prize would be awarded to a woman for the third time in history, and a number of potential candidates were even mentioned, but these assessments were falsified.