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Gregory Clark (economist)

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Name  Gregory Clark

Role  University Professor
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Born  September 19, 1957 (age 58) (1957-09-19) Bellshill, Scotland
Institution  University of California, Davis University of Michigan Stanford University
Alma mater  Harvard University University of Cambridge
Books  A Farewell to Alms, The Son Also Rises
Education  King's College, Cambridge, University of California, Davis, Harvard University, University of Cambridge
Fields  Macroeconomics, Economic history

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Gregory Clark (born 19 September 1957 in Bellshill, Scotland) is an economic historian at the University of California, Davis.


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Clark, whose grandfathers were migrants to Scotland from Ireland, was born in Bellshill, Scotland. He attended Holy Cross High School in Hamilton. In 1974 he and a fellow pupil Paul Fitzpatrick won the Scottish Daily Express schools debating competition. After school he earned his B.A. in economics and philosophy at King's College, Cambridge in 1979 and his PhD at Harvard in 1985. He has also taught as an Assistant Professor at Stanford and the University of Michigan.

Clark is now a professor of economics, and was (until 2013) department chair, at the University of California, Davis. His areas of research are long term economic growth, the wealth of nations, the economic history of England and India, and social mobility.


  • A Farewell to Alms (2007), a Malthusian look at economic history
  • The Son Also Rises (2014), on social mobility
  • Papers

  • "Genetically Capitalist?" (2007), University of California
  • References

    Gregory Clark (economist) Wikipedia

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