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Nobel Prize Winner Has Roots in Reconstructionist Affiliate Dor Hadash

Mazel tov to Joshua Angrist, an Israeli-American economist who was awarded the 2021 Nobel prize in economics, together with David Card and Guido Imbens. 

Angrist was raised in Pittsburgh and celebrated his bar mitzvah at Congregation Dor Hadash, a Reconstructionist affiliate. 

According to Nobelprize.org, “the three scholars have provided us with new insights about the labour market and shown what conclusions about cause and effect can be drawn from natural experiments. Their approach has spread to other fields and revolutionized empirical research.” 

To read more about his connections to Pittsburgh, check out this piece in the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle.  

Read here in the Times of Israel to learn how he missed the traditional phone call informing Nobel winners

Click here to read the Nobel’s press release.

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