Trinity Announces 35th Annual DeCoursey Nobel Economist Lecture
David Card to share his evolution as an economist and insights into the global economy

Trinity University is excited to announce the speaker for the 35th annual DeCoursey Nobel Economist Lecture, Nobel laureate David Card, Ph.D. 

Renowned for his transformative research in labor economics, David Card's work has reshaped our understanding of labor markets, minimum wage policies, and more. Card will present “My Evolution as an Economist” on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 7 p.m. in Stieren Theater. The lecture will be followed by a 15-minute question and answer session, providing attendees with the opportunity to engage directly with Card and gain deeper insights into the world of economics. 

For over three decades and counting, this series has consistently showcased the finest minds in the world of economics. Each speaker shares autobiographical insights, offering a unique window into their growth, challenges, and successes as scholars, as well as the sources and nature of their ideas and discoveries that have left an indelible mark on the field. The DeCoursey Nobel Economist Lecture is sponsored by Trinity’s Department of Economics and is made possible through the generosity of the late General Elbert DeCoursey and Mrs. DeCoursey of San Antonio.

Card is a professor of the Graduate School and the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining Berkeley, he taught at the University of Chicago from 1982‐83 and Princeton University from 1983-96. He has held visiting appointments at Columbia University; Harvard University; University of California, Los Angeles; and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. From 2012-17, he was director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. 

Card’s research interests include wage determination, education, inequality, immigration, and gender‐related issues. He co‐authored the 1995 book Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage, co‐edited eight additional titles, and has published over 120 journal articles and book chapters. In 1995, he received the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Prize, which is awarded to the economist under 40 whose work is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the field. He was president of the American Economic Association in 2021 and co‐recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2021.

Whether you’re an economist enthusiast, a student, or a seasoned professional, Card’s lecture promises to be an enlightening experience that will deepen your understanding of the economic world. For more information and to save the lecture to your calendar, visit

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