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Gregory Clark

Chair of Business and Social Sciences
Department of Economics


Gregory Clark, Chair of Business and Social Sciences, is an Full Professor of Economics at the Historical Economics and Development Group, HEDG, at SDU. He is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at University of California, Davis, and a Visiting Professor in the Economic History Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE. He is a world-renowned researcher in Quantitative Economic History and has published two widely cited books on international economic history: A Farewell to Alms – A Brief Economic History of the World (Princeton UP, 2007); and The Son Also Rises: Surnames and Social Mobility (Princeton UP, 2014).

The key research idea, which has led to his moving to the Economics Department of the University of Southern Denmark, is to apply Clark’s innovative techniques to the Human Capital of the Nordic Countries (HCNC) database (funded by the Carlsberg Foundation to PI prof. Paul Sharp at SDU) over multiple generations in Denmark and Norway, spanning 1790 to 1940.


For more information about Professor Gregory Clark, please refer to the SDU Research Portal.