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Economics Lecture on Social Mobility

The Department of Economics at Lewis and Clark College cordially invites you to this year's Steinhardt Lecture, "Unequal Chances or Unequal Abilities: What determines social mobility?” The lecture is scheduled for Thursday February 18th, at 7:30 PM in the Council Chambers (Templeton Student Center). The lecturer is Dr. Gregory Clark a professor of Economics at UC Davis and a Research Associate at the Center for Poverty Research. 

Dr. Clark is the author of numerous scholarly articles and two recent bestselling books “A Farewell to Alms” and “The Son Also Rises” (both from Princeton Press). Dr. Clark works on issues related to long run economic growth and development. His current work focuses on rates of social mobility in historical societies as well as a cross section of contemporary societies. His work also considers the sources of social mobility, especially as they relate to the unequal distribution of access to economic opportunity. 

Dr. Clark’s recent books have been reviewed in the New York Times, the Financial Times, Forbes, Science, The Atlantic, Newsweek, the New York Review of Books as well as in numerous scholarly outlets. Clark has published widely in popular press outlets including the PBS Newshour, The Guardian, The New York Times,  andThe LA Times. He appears on television and speaks regularly, including a talk on social mobility to the Royal Society of Arts in London.

Hope you can join us on Thursday, February 18th!


Cliff Bekar, Chair Economics

Lewis & Clark College