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

Gregory Clark
Born (1957-09-19) September 19, 1957 (age 61)
InstitutionUniversity of California, Davis
University of Michigan
Stanford University
FieldMacroeconomics, economic history
Alma materHarvard University
University of Cambridge



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.[1]

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  • "Genetically Capitalist?" (2007), University of California[2]


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