Guido W. Imbens is the 2017 recipient of the Horace Mann Medal. Imbens is an influential econometrician who teaches at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. The honor is bestowed annually to a Brown University Graduate School alumnus or alumna who has made significant contributions in his or her field.
He will be honored at Commencement on May 28, 2017.
Imbens is known for his widely cited research on developing methods for drawing causal inferences in observational studies, using matching, instrumental variables, and regression discontinuity designs. This research has laid the methodological groundwork for empirical studies in economics and other social sciences. Peers say his prodigious scholarship has elevated the quality of research in economics, statistics, and biomedical sciences, influencing how clinical trials are analyzed, for example.
Arriving at Stanford in 2012, Imbens is the Applied Econometrics Professor and Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Business. He is also Professor of Economics at the School of Humanities and Sciences and a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
He completed his doctoral degree at Brown University in 1991 and went on to teach at Harvard University, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dean Andrew G. Campbell will present the Horace Mann Medal at the Graduate School Doctoral Ceremony on May 28, 2017.