External Research Fellow
David Card is the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
His research interests include immigration, education, welfare reform, and the causes and consequences of rising wage inequality. His publications include Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage (1995), over 70 journal articles, and three edited research volumes: Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms, 1980-200; Finding Jobs: Work and Welfare Reform (2000); and Small Differences that Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States (1992). He also co-edited three recent volumes of The Handbook of Labor Economics (1999). Card is currently co-editor of the American Economic Review. From 1991 to 1995 he was co-editor of Econometrica, and from 1988 to 1992 he was co-editor of the Journal of Labor Economics. Card joined the faculty at UC Berkely in 1997. Prior to that he held the Theodore A. Wells Chair in Economics at Princeton University.
In 1992 he was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society, and in 1998 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1995 he received the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Prize, which is awarded every other year to the economist under 40 whose work is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the field. Card received an Honorary Doctorate of Law degree from Queen’s University (Canada) in 1999.