The Art and Practice of Economics Research

The Art and Practice of Economics Research

Lessons from Leading Minds

Simon W. Bowmaker

The Art and Practice of Economics Research provides an in-depth look into the research methods of leading economists from across the United States and Europe. This innovative volume contains 25 interviews with practicing economists, presenting insightful personal accounts into an often-misunderstood field.

David Card (University of California, Berkeley)

Simon W. Bowmaker

Subjects: economics and finance, methodology of economics


David Card was born in Guelph, Canada in 1956 and graduated with a BA in economics from Queen’s University, Kingston in 1978 before obtaining a PhD in economics from Princeton University in 1983. He has taught at the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, 1982–1983, Princeton University, where he was a Professor of Economics between 1987 and 1997, and the University of California, Berkeley, where he currently serves as the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics. Professor Card’s research interests include welfare reform, immigration, the effects of the Medicaid program in the US, pension incentives and retirement, labor supply, education, minimum wages, strikes and collective bargaining, evaluation of social programs, unemployment, and wage rigidity. His most-cited articles in chronological order include ‘On the Covariance Structure of Earnings and Hours Changes’, Econometrica (1989), co-authored with John Abowd, ‘The Impact of the Mariel Boatlift on the Miami Labor Market’, Industrial and Labor Relations Review (1990), ‘Does School Quality Matter? Returns to Education and the Characteristics of Public Schools in the United States’, Journal of Political Economy (1992), co-authored with Alan Krueger, ‘Estimating the Return to Schooling: Progress on Some Persistent Econometric Problems’, Econometrica 107 Columns Design XML Ltd / Job: Bowmaker-Art_and_Practice_Economics_Research / Division: 06Card /Pg. Position: 1 / Date: 20/8 JOBNAME: Bowmaker PAGE: 2 SESS: 3 OUTPUT: Thu Aug 23 16:50:48 2012 108 The art and practice of economics research (2001), and ‘Skill-Biased Technological Change and Rising Wage Inequality: Some Problems and Puzzles’, Journal...

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