Guido W. Imbens

Professor, Economics

Guido W. Imbens

The Applied Econometrics Professor and Professor of Economics

Professor of Economics, School of Humanities and Sciences
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Coulter Family Faculty Fellow for 2022–2023
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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 Stanford Graduate School of Business. After graduating from Brown University Guido taught at Harvard University, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. He joined Stanford 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

  • Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, 2022
  • Honorary Doctorate, Brown University, 2022
  • Amman Mineral Faculty Fellow for 2021–22
  • 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, 2013–14
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of St Gallen


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