Guido W. Imbens
Photo Credit: Andrew Brodhead, Stanford University

Faculty Assistant

Dr. Imbens’ primary field of interest is Econometrics. Research topics in which he is interested include: causality, program evaluation, identification, Bayesian methods, semi-parametric methods, instrumental variables. 


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 Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. After graduating from Brown University Guido taught at Harvard University, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. He holds an honorary degree from the University of St Gallen. Professor Imbens joined the GSB in 2012 where he 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

  • Honorary Doctorate, Brown University 2022
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022
  • The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2021
  • Amman Mineral Faculty Fellow, 2021–22
  • Horace Mann medal from Brown University, 2017
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts
  • Fellow, The Econometric Society
  • Stanford GSB Trust Faculty Fellow, 2013-2014
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of St Gallen