CSU, Chico News

Renowned Economist Slated for Campus Talk

Date: 02-23-2016

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs
Michael Perelman, professor
Department of Economics

California State University, Chico’s Department of Economics and Economics Club will host a talk by UC Davis economics professor Gregory Clark on Monday, Feb. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Ayres Hall Room 120.

Clark is an editor of the journal European Review of Economic History, chairs the steering committee of the All-University of California Group in Economic History and is a research affiliate of the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis.

His cross-discipline talk, “Unequal Chances of Unequal Abilities? What Determines Social and Economic Success?” will explore his current research on the history and nature of social mobility based on the status information found in surnames.

The author of “A Farewell to Alms” and “The Son Also Rises,” Clark holds academic degrees from Kings College and the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England; Harvard; and UC Davis.