Family celebrates Nobel Prize winner from Pittsburgh

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By all accounts Joshua Angrist was one of those cool kids you would have wanted to hang out with at Allderdice High School in Squirrel Hill. He was a partier and an artist. But a future Nobel Prize winner? "I think if you were to look at Josh's activities in
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By all accounts Joshua Angrist was one of those cool kids you would have wanted to hang out with at Allderdice High School in Squirrel Hill.

He was a partier and an artist. But a future Nobel Prize winner?

"I think if you were to look at Josh's activities in high school you would not have predicted that he would win a Nobel Prize," his younger brother Misha said Monday. "I don't think that's shocking. I suspect he would agree with that assessment. He was not terribly engaged with school. He was engaged with other things like writing plays or taking pictures or playing the guitar."

But in the wee hours of Monday morning, Joshua Angrist received a phone call informing him that he was one of three U.S.-based economists to win the 2021 Nobel prize for economics.

"At first, he thought someone was…
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