Nobel Laureate Angrist on Economics, Palestinians and Why He Left Israel

Joshua Angrist, co-winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics, changed the face of economic research through the methods he devised. He left Israel in the 1990s, critical of the fixed salary in local academia, but remains proud of his work on the Palestinian labor market

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With justification, Israel did not take credit for the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences awarded this week to Prof. Joshua Angrist. Although he speaks Hebrew, is married to an Israeli woman and was on the faculty of Hebrew University in the mid-1990s – the years in which he published the papers for which he received the prize – his education is not a product of Israel.

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