Department of Economics

Guido Imbens Awarded an Honorary Degree at Brown's 2022 Commencement


During Commencement and Reunion Weekend from May 27 to 29, Brown University conferred honorary doctorates on nine candidates who have achieved great distinction in a variety of fields. Notably, Guido Imbens (who received his PhD in Economics from Brown in 1991) was awarded Doctor of Humane Letters by Economics Professor and Chair of the Economics Department, John Friedman.

In fall 2021, Guido was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economic Science for his major role in developing a methodology for analyzing causal relationships in the social sciences. He is an Economics and Applied Econometrics Professor at Stanford University, is the Editor of Econometrica, has published research in many other leading economics and statistics journals and has co-authored the book “Causal Inference in Statistics, Social and Biomedical Sciences".  Congratulations Guido! 


Photo Credit: Andrew Brodhead, Stanford University