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A Brief Guide to Poverty in the US

A Brief Guide to Poverty in the US

A video series featuring research on domestic poverty. Presented by the Center for Poverty Research, UC Davis

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Katherine Eriksson Joins UCD Econ

Economic Historian Katherine Eriksson joins UC Davis Economics Department.

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How clean is the electric car?

How clean is the electric car?

David Rapson's research covered in the San Diego Union-Tribune

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Katheryn Russ to serve at CEA

Katheryn Russ to serve at CEA

Russ is serving as a Senior Economist for the Council of Economic Advisers during 2015-16.

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Sorry to burst your bubble

Sorry to burst your bubble

Research by Oscar Jorda and Alan Taylor (from UC Davis) together with Moritz Schularick (U. of Bonn) cited in the latest issue of The Economist

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Debunking the myth of the job-stealing immigrant

Debunking the myth of the job-stealing immigrant

Professor Giovanni Peri of the University of California, Davis, has shown that immigrants tend to complement – rather than compete against – the existing work force.

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Democracy and human rights

Democracy and human rights

Professor Meissner's research on the link between trade openness to democracy featured by the White House.

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Social status is more strongly inherited even than height

Social status is more strongly inherited even than height

Professor Clark discusses why he thinks the American Dream doesn't exist and shares his thoughts on promoting equality with Michael Krasney in FORUM at KQED

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What Happened to Global Growth?

What Happened to Global Growth?

Atif Mian, Princeton professor and coauthor of the acclaimed book "House of Debt" delivered this years Sheffrin Lecture

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To those who have, more is given

Professor Gregory Clark's research with Neil Cummins cited in The Guardian (U.K.)

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Safe as houses

Safe as houses

New research by Oscar Jorda (UC Davis), Moritz Schularick (U. of Bonn) and Alan Taylor (UC Davis) featured in The Economist

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Professor Lindert on Piketty's Capital

Professor Lindert on Piketty's Capital

Professor Peter Lindert participated in a recent conference on Piketty's bestseller "Capital in the 21st Century." Watch the video of his remarks "Where Has Modern Equality Come From? Lucky vs. Smart Paths in Economic History"

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Professors Ina Simonovska and Shu Shen awarded ISS Awards

The inaugural grants for Social Science Research awarded by the U.C. Davis Institute for Social Sciences include professors Ina Simonvoska and Shu Shen for two separate projects. Our congratulations to both of them for this achievement!

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The American Wake-Up Call

The American Wake-Up Call

Greg Clark's recent research on social mobility dispels long held views on the American Dream. Mobility in the U.S. is no better than that in medieval England, Clark says.

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The Great Mortgaging... except for Bernanke

New research by Òscar Jordà, Moritz Schularick and Alan Taylor (and quoted by Amir Sufi in the Financial Times) shows that today’s banks are not primarily involved in business lending. Instead, they make mortgages. From 1940 to 2010, the proportion of bank lending dedicated to mortgages across 17 advanced economies (including the Germany, the UK, and the US) rose from 30 per cent to 60 per cent.

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The Great Mortgaging

Work by Oscar Jorda and Alan Taylor featured in the Financial Times.

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The American Dream Is an Illusion

Gregory Clark writes for Foreign Affairs on Immigration and Inequality

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Upcoming plenary speech by Greg Clark

Greg Clark has been invited to deliver the plenary speech at the 27th Annual Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference

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What's in a name? Everything.

Benjamin Friedman reviews Greg Clark's book in the Atlantic Monthly

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Simonovska awarded Hellman Fellowship

Assistant Professor Ina Simonovska has received a 2014–15 Hellman Fund Fellowship at UC Davis

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NY Times cites Ann Stevens

“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.”

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Two documentary films about the economy at UC Davis

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.

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The Son Also Rises on video

The Son Also Rises on video

Greg Clark in two interviews and a presentation of his new book

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