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David Card directs the NBER's Program on Labor Studies and is the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his BA in economics from Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario) in 1978 and his PhD in economics from Princeton University in 1983. He taught at Princeton University from 1983 to 1996, and has held visiting appointments at Columbia and Harvard Universities and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

His current research interests include wage inequality, immigration, education, and the evaluation of social programs. He has also worked on minimum wages, labor supply, unemployment, and the effects of trade unions. He has co-edited two NBER volumes focused on comparative labor market institutions, and was the co-editor of volumes 2-4 of the Handbook of Labor Economics.

In 1992 Card 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 to the economist under age 40 whose work is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the field. He was a co-recipient of the IZA Labor Economics Award in 2006, and was awarded the Frisch Medal by the Econometric Society in 2007.

Card lives in Berkeley and Sonoma County with his wife, Cindy. His hobbies include antique tractors and furniture making.

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