David Card


Canadian Economist specialised in the area of labour, and professor of Economy at the University of California in Berkeley.

Alongside Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens, he received the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2021, for his contributions to the basic principles of the labour market, including negotiation with unions, inequality, minimum wage law, unemployment benefits, and social policies.

Expect high quality analysis of labour inequality and the way that measurements such as minimum wage can be used to mitigate it. His studies on immigration will also help us to understand the impact on receiving countries, which is essential for the creation of effective policy.

David Card’s presence in Bilbao gives us the chance to hear reflections on the white paper that ISEAK has produced from a world leader on the labour market.

Keynote Speaker

Economic Research and Policies:
Immigration and Minimum Salary

The first paper sets out the importance of combining policy implementation with economic research. David Card will explore this relationship using two examples that he has studied in depth during his academic career: the economic impact on immigration on the host countries and the rise of the minimum salary. Immigration is arguably part of the solution to address the demographic transition successfully; the minimum salary is a means to offset the growing income disparities occurring in most developed societies.

  • February 16th

  • 11:30 – 12:15

  • OE Room