Guido Imbens

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  • Nobel Prize-Winning Economist
  • Applied Econometrics Professor and Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business



Guido Imbens is a Nobel Prize-winning economist whose work with real-world experiments has major implications for some of society’s most pressing questions. Imbens received the Nobel for his work, which will radically change the way causal effects are analyzed in social sciences and industry. This revolutionary approach to understanding cause and effect has redefined how research is conducted and has enormous potential for businesses as well as individuals looking to face issues in effective and meaningful ways. As the Applied Econometrics Professor and Professor of Economics for the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Stanford University, Imbens brings his research in econometrics and statistics to life, encouraging audiences to focus on rethinking our questions and challenging the ways we traditionally find answers.

 

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Using Natural Experiments to Answer Life’s Biggest Questions

Guido Imbens breaks down his Nobel Prize-winning work using observational experiments to create meaningful solutions. Imbens illustrates the practical applications of his ground-breaking ideas: how we can learn to become accurate observers and use reliable data to solve issues from getting the most ...

Guido Imbens breaks down his Nobel Prize-winning work using observational experiments to create meaningful solutions. Imbens illustrates the practical applications of his ground-breaking ideas: how we can learn to become accurate observers and use reliable data to solve issues from getting the most out of our career and our teams, to navigating supply chain issues.

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Guido Imbens does research in econometrics and statistics. His research focuses on developing methods for drawing causal inferences in observational studies, using matching, instrumental variables, and regression discontinuity designs.

Guido Imbens is Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. After graduating from Brown University Guido taught at Harvard University, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. He holds an honorary degree from the University of St Gallen. Professor Imbens joined the GSB in 2012 where he specializes in econometrics, and in particular methods for drawing causal inferences. Guido Imbens is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

Awards and Honors

  • Nobel Prize in Economics, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 2021
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts
  • Fellow, The Econometric Society
  • Stanford GSB Trust Faculty Fellow, 2013-2014
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of St Gallen