Gregory Clark
          - Professor of Economics - University of California, DavisA
            Farewell to Alms - A brief economic history of the world

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Born: September 19, 1957, Bellshill, Scotland.
Nationality: British. US Permanent Resident.


Harvard University, Ph.D. Economics, 1985.
Cambridge University, B.A. Economics and Philosophy, 1979.


Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Davis

Recent Publications


The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility.  Princeton University Press, 2014 (with Neil Cummins et al.)

A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World. Princeton University Press, 2007.


A Review of Avner Greif’s, Institutions, and the Path to the Modern Economy”  Journal of Economic Literature, September 2007.

Coal and the Industrial Revolution, 1700-1869”  (with David Jacks) European Review of Economic History, 11(1) (April, 2007): 39-72.

The Long March of History: Farm Wages, Population and Economic Growth, England 1209-1869Economic History Review, 60(1) (February, 2007): 97-136.

What made Britannia great?  How much of the rise of Britain to world dominance by 1850 does the Industrial Revolution explain?”  In Tim Hatton, Kevin O’Rourke, and Alan Taylor (eds.),  Comparative Economic History:  Essays in honor of Jeffrey Williamson, pp. 33-57.  Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2007.

Survival of the Richest.  The Malthusian Mechanism in Pre-Industrial England” (with Gillian Hamilton) Journal of Economic History, 66(3) (September, 2006): 707-36.

The Condition of the Working-Class in England, 1209-2004Journal of Political Economy, 113(6) (December, 2005): 1307-1340.

Human Capital, Fertility and the Industrial RevolutionJournal of the European Economic Association, 3 (2-3) (2005): 505-515.

“The Efficiency Gains from Site Value Taxes: The Tithe Commutation Act of 1836” Explorations in Economic History, 42(2), (2005):282-309 (with Eric Jamelske)

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