Carnegie Mellon University
October 15, 2021

Joshua Angrist, son of two Osher at CMU members, wins a Nobel Prize!

Stan and Sarah Angrist's son made international news by winning the 2021 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

The Nobel Prize Website posted Joshua's name, along with the name of the two other co-winners, in the following announcement:

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2021 was divided, one half awarded to David Card "for his empirical contributions to labour economics", the other half jointly to Joshua D. Angrist and Guido W. Imbens "for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships."

Citation: Prize announcement. Nobel Prize Outreach AB 2021. Fri. 15 Oct 2021. <>


Photos of Sarah and Stan Angrist (Left), and Joshua Angrist (Right) provided by the family.

While emailing with Stan, he praised the work of his son. "We are, of course, thrilled with this news and have been on cloud 9 since Monday when the story broke. We could not be prouder." 

The family recommends reading the following articles about their sons success:

The Nobel in economics goes to three who find experiments in real life. (New York Times)

‘Humbled and gratified’: Joshua Angrist, Pittsburgher through high school, wins Nobel economics prize (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

Pittsburgh-raised researcher wins Nobel Prize in economics with 2 others (TRIB Live)

We send our congratulations to Joshua, and to his parents, on winning such a prestigious award!