Policy Watch Seminar: Gregory Clark
Jan 25, 2012
from 12:10 PM to 01:00 PM
|Where||360 Shields Library|
|Contact Name||Hilary Wilkoff|
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Intergenerational rates of social mobility, measured using surnames, are similar, and very low, across a wide spectrum of societies – medieval England, and modern England, Sweden, India and the USA. Yet these are societies with very different institutions and social structures. This talk considers what this implies about the ultimate determinants of social mobility.
Gregory Clark is Professor of Economics at UC Davis. He studies long run economic history. His current project, from which this talk is drawn, is a book under preparation for Princeton University Press, The Son Also Rises: 1,000 Years of Social Mobility.