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US-based economists take Nobel for work with real-life experiments

Images: Niklas Elmehed, Nobel Prize Outreach

Seven medals will be headed to US this year after latest announcement

Three US-based scientists have won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics for their work using real-life experiments that help to answer “central questions for society”.

David Card (pictured right), a Canadian-born professor of economics based at the University of California, Berkeley, will take home half the 10 million Swedish krona prize (approximately £834 million) for analysing “the labour market effects of minimum wages, immigration and education”.

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