Guido W. Imbens

Professor, Economics
On leave until December 2021.

The Applied Econometrics Professor and Professor of Economics

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Amman Mineral Faculty Fellow for 2021–22
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Research Statement

Guido Imbens does research in econometrics and statistics. His research focuses on developing methods for drawing causal inferences in observational studies, using matching, instrumental variables, and regression discontinuity designs.


Guido Imbens is The Applied Econometrics Professor and Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. After graduating from Brown University Guido taught at Harvard University, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. He joined the GSB in 2012. Imbens specializes in econometrics, and in particular methods for drawing causal inferences. Guido Imbens is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Awards and Honors

  • The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2021
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts
  • Fellow, The Econometric Society
  • Stanford GSB Trust Faculty Fellow, 2013-2014
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of St Gallen


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