David Card

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Date of Birth: 1956

Age: 59

Citizenship: Canada


David Edward Card was born in 1956. In 1978, he graduated with a Bachelor of Queens University (Queen`s University) in Kingston, Ontario, Canada (Kingston, Ontario, Canada), and in 1983 received his doctorate in economics at Princeton University (Princeton University). In 1982-1983 Card has been a senior lecturer of Economics at the business school for the competitors master`s and doctoral degrees at the University of Chicago (University of Chicago); From 1983 to 1987 he held the same position at Princeton University (Princeton University), from 1987 to 1997 he was professor of economics at Princeton. At the same time David Card as a visiting professor lectured at Columbia University (Columbia University) in 1990-1991. In 1996-1997 Card was a research fellow at the Center for in-depth study of the Behavioral Sciences (Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences); From 1993 to 1997 he was one of the editors of the economic publication `Econometrica`, and in 1988-1992 served as assistant editor` Journal of Labor Economics`. Since 1997, Professor Card teaches at the University of California at Berkeley.

In 1995, David Card was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal (John Bates Clark Medal), the American economist under the age of 40 years, has made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. In 2009, he lectured at the Richard T. Ely (Richard T. Ely), conducted by the American ekonomicheskoyassotsiatsiey (American Economic Association) in San Francisco (San Francisco).

In the early 90-ies of the last century Card drew the attention of the joint work with its counterpart at Princeton Alan B. Krueger (Alan B. Krueger), in which he argued that contrary to popular belief among economists, the increase in the minimum wage in New York -Dzhersi (New Jersey) has not led to a reduction in the state of jobs in fast-food companies. Although this issue has been discussed by many, few economists, including Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz (Joseph Stiglitz), adopted conclusions Card and Krueger.

David Card also made fundamental contributions to the study of immigration issues, education, training and inequality. A significant portion of Karda work focuses on the comparison of different situations in the United States (United States) and Canada. In regard to immigration, Karda studies have shown that the economic impact of the arrival of new immigrants in the country is minimal. Card spent several case studies on the rapid assimilation of immigrants and found that they have little or no impact on wages, and do not pose a threat to the labor market.

Despite the fact that sometimes Card conducts research issues of strong political consequences, it does not take any specific position on political issues, while remaining neutral scientists.

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