Steinhardt Lecture, “Unequal Chances or Unequal Abilities: What determines social mobility?”
Date: 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST February 18, 2016 Location: Council Chambers
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 concerns measuring 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 numerous scholarly publications. Following up on the interest in his work Clark has published widely in outlets including the PBS Newshour, The Guardian, The New York Times, The LA Times. He appears on television and speaks regularly, including a talk on social mobility to the Royal Society of Arts in London.