Economics Department at UC Davis
Greg Clark has been invited to deliver the plenary speech at the 27th Annual Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference
Benjamin Friedman reviews Greg Clark's book in the Atlantic Monthly
Assistant Professor Ina Simonovska has received a 2014–15 Hellman Fund Fellowship at UC Davis
A review by Quadrant, an Australia intellectual journal, says that "The Son Also Rises could well have been subtitled 'a critique of wasted breath'. After 1945, Western countries became obsessed with social mobility. The Left talked about access and equity. The Right talked about opportunity. Governments of all stripes spent trillions of dollars to increase social mobility. The lesson of Gregory Clark’s fascinating book is that it was all pointless."
“There’s a myth that in the 1950s, everyone was very loyal to companies and companies were very loyal to people,” said Ann Huff Stevens, a professor of economics at the University of California, Davis. “But we always had a contingent work force that could be laid off at any time. They were called women.”
The U.S. economy takes center stage next week when UC Davis presents two documentary films, each accompanied by a question-and-answer session, one with former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and the other with a panel. Both programs are open to the public.