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Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture

Gregory Clark, University of California, Davis



Rogers Chapel, Tulane University

(Building 73 on the Tulane Campus Map)


Reception to Follow.

Free and Open to the Public.

About the Speaker

Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis, Gregory Clark studies long run economic growth and the wealth of nations with particular focus on the economic history of England and India.

Professor Clark is the author of the highly acclaimed A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World (Princeton University Press, 2007) which explores the reasons why the industrial revolution began in England. Using a combination of archival data and economic theory, he argues that cultural evolution played an important role in England becoming the starting point for the Industrial Revolution. In addition to this work he is the author of numerous articles in leading journals including the Journal of Economic History, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Journal of Interdisciplinary History among many others.

He is the recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation, the American Council of learned Societies, and the Lincoln Foundation. Professor Clark hails from Scotland and earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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