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Clark, Gregory 1957-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 96 publications in 2 languages and 5,627 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HC21, 330.9
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Most widely held works by Gregory Clark
A farewell to alms : a brief economic history of the world by Gregory Clark( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why are some parts of the world so rich and others so poor? Why did the Industrial Revolution--and the unprecedented economic growth that came with it--occur in eighteenth-century England, and not at some other time, or in some other place? Why didn't industrialization make the whole world rich--and why did it make large parts of the world even poorer? Economic historian Clark tackles these questions and suggests a new and provocative way in which culture--not exploitation, geography, or resources--explains the wealth, and the poverty, of nations.--From publisher description
Research in economic history by A. J Field( )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume of Research in Economic History includes eight papers. Five were submitted through regular channels and three papers which were solicited at the conference "Toward a Global History of Prices and Wages". Following is Nonnenmacher's study of the early years of the telegraph industry in the United States. The third paper is Herranz-Lonc?n's estimates of the growth of the Spanish infrastructure between 1844 and 1935. Then there are two papers based on microeconomic data. The first is the investigation by James, Palumbo and Thomas of late nineteenth century saving among working class fa
Research in economic history by Alexander J Field( )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Research in economic history ( )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The volume includes six papers in quantitative economic history. Peter Mancall, Josh Rosenbloom, and Tom Weiss consider growth in colonial North America, while Gary Richardson examines the role of bank failures in propagating the Great Depression. John Komlos examines the heights of rich and poor youth in England in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Klas Fregert and Roger Gustafson provide a synoptic view of public finances in Sweden from the eighteenth through the twentieth century. Drew Keeling studies the economics of the steamship industry that facilitated migration between Europe and the United States between 1900 and 1914. Finally, Gregg Huff and Giovanni Caggiano examine the integration of labor markets in Southeast Asia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. It includes original articles written by experts on the subjects and articles supported by quantitative data
Research in economic history ( )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 22 of Research in Economic History contains six papers. Three are on agriculture and two on macro issues related to the Great Depression. A concluding paper examines trends in interstate migration in the United States.Fred Pryor begins the volume with a provocative exploration of the degree to which the Neolithic revolution was in fact revolutionary. Pryor argues for a considerably lesser break with the past than has been commonly asserted. He maintains, in particular, that hunter-gatherer methods of procuring subsistence persisted alongside a continuum of agricultural practices. His ev
The son also rises : surnames and the history of social mobility by Gregory Clark( Book )
11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"How much of our fate is tied to the status of our parents and grandparents? How much does this influence our children? More than we wish to believe! While it has been argued that rigid class structures have eroded in favor of greater social equality, The Son Also Rises proves that movement on the social ladder has changed little over eight centuries. Using a novel technique -- tracking family names over generations to measure social mobility across countries and periods -- renowned economic historian Gregory Clark reveals that mobility rates are lower than conventionally estimated, do not vary across societies, and are resistant to social policies. The good news is that these patterns are driven by strong inheritance of abilities and lineage does not beget unwarranted advantage. The bad news is that much of our fate is predictable from lineage. Clark argues that since a greater part of our place in the world is predetermined, we must avoid creating winner-take-all societies."--Book jacket
Research in economic history ( )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amongst other European and US focused topics, Volume 27 addresses: the macroeconomic aggregates for England, 1209-2004; capital accumulation in Spain, 1850-2000; British Estate Acts, 1600 to 1830. Notably there is also a contribution from the late William Parker, whose chapter discusses historical trends in food consumption in the United States
The growing dependence of Britain on trade during the Industrial Revolution by Gregory Clark( )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many previous studies of the role of trade during the British Industrial Revolution have found little or no role for trade in explaining British living standards or growth rates. We construct a three-region model of the world in which Britain trades with North America and the rest of the world, and calibrate the model to data from the 1760s and 1850s. We find that while trade had only a small impact on British welfare in the 1760s, it had a very large impact in the 1850s. This contrast is robust to a large range of parameter perturbations. Biased technological change and population growth were key in explaining Britain's growing dependence on trade during the Industrial Revolution
Research in economic history ( )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the tradition of the new economic history, this collection includes seven carefully researched papers blending systematic empirical research with consideration of broader theoretical and analytical issues
Research in economic history ( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 21 of Research in Economic History is a substantial contribution in several respects. Its heft reflects the continuing increase in quality submissions to this series, which invites (although it does not require) authors to take advantage of less stringent space limitations than is typically true in a journal article. The papers offer regional diversity: two papers with principal focus on England, one on Germany, one on Australia, and three on the United States. There are some commonalities in themes: we have three papers on 1931, three papers that have something to do with banks, two on urban economic history, and two on wage stickiness, albeit in different countries and addressing labor markets several centuries apart. What can be said of all of these inquiries, however, is that each involves the careful consideration of quantitative and qualitative data within a well articulated theoretical framework. And in almost every case, we have original analysis of primary source material. It's a pleasure in this volume to publish work of scholars at all stages of their careers. We have contributions ranging from those of recently minted Ph.Ds to those of distinguished senior scholars. Each of these articles is written with care, polish, and often passion. Academic disciplines flourish - and economic history is no exception - when scholars immerse themselves in their subjects and combine this with commitments to logic and evidence, detail, and clarity of exposition. The consequences are the fascinating papers and great scholarship evident here. We look forward to continuing to publish innovative, well written and carefully considered contributions to economic history, providing a niche which complements outlets such as the Journal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, and the Economic History Review. Potential contributors are urged to contact the editor for information on submission requirements
Made in America? the New World, the old, and the industrial revolution by Gregory Clark( )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For two decades, the consensus explanation of the British Industrial Revolution has placed technological change and the supply side at center stage, affording little or no role for demand or overseas trade. Recently, alternative explanations have placed an emphasis on the importance of trade with New World colonies, and the expanded supply of raw cotton it provided. We test both hypotheses using calibrated general equilibrium models of the British economy and the rest of the world for 1760 and 1850. Neither claim is supported. Trade was vital for the progress of the industrial revolution; but it was trade with the rest of the world, not the American colonies, that allowed Britain to export its rapidly expanding textile output and achieve growth through extreme specialization in response to shifting comparative advantage"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Research in economic history by Alexander J Field( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Beyond belief Enlightenment 2.0 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As you watch the conversation in Beyond Belief: Enlightenment 2.0, it might help to know about one of the sources that was helpful to me in formulating the agenda, assembling the cast of characters, and setting the tone for the meeting. I quoted this passage from Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century by Jonathan Glover (who directs the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics at King's College, London): "Now we tend to see the Enlightenment view of human psychology as thin and mechanical, and Enlightenment hopes of social progress through the spread of humanitarianism and the scientific outlook as naive ... One of this book's aims is to replace the thin, mechanical psychology of the Enlightenment with something more complex, something closer to reality ... another aim of the book is to defend the Enlightenment hope of a world that is more peaceful and humane, the hope that by understanding more about ourselves we can do something to create a world with less misery. I have qualified optimism that this hope is well founded ..." I say Amen to that. If Enlightenment 1.0 took a thin and mechanical view of human nature and psychology, I think Enlightenment 2.0 can offer a much 'thicker' and cognitively richer account - less naive and also, perhaps, less hubristic. If there's one thing we've learned - particularly from cognitive neuroscience - it is that we need to have some strategic humility about the hobby horses we are inclined to ride".--Website
British labor in Britain's decline by Gregory Clark( )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Technology in the great divergence by Gregory Clark( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: In this paper, we examine the changes in per-capita income and productivity from 1700 to modern times, and show four things: (1) that incomes per capita diverged more around the world after 1800 than before; (2) that the source of this divergence was increasing differences in the efficiency of economies; (3) that these differences in efficiency were not due to problems of poor countries in getting access to the new technologies of the Industrial Revolution; (4) that the pattern of trade from the late nineteenth century between the poor and the rich economies suggests that the problem of the poor economies was peculiarly a problem of employing labor effectively. This continues to be true today
Agrarian institutions and agricultural productivity : Africa in the European mirror by Gregory Clark( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The land market in pre-industrial society : England and Wales, 1540-1837 by Gregory Clark( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new economic wave : understanding service employment with Knoxville/Knox County summary statistics by Gregory Clark( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Research in economic history ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Welfare reform, 1834 ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The English Old Poor Law, which before 1834 provided welfare to the elderly, children, the improvident, and the unfortunate, was a bête noire of the new discipline of Political Economy. Smith, Bentham, Malthus and Ricardo all demanded its abolition. The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, drafted by Political Economists, cut payments sharply. Because local rules on eligibility and provision varied greatly before the 1834 reform, we can estimate the social cost of the extensive welfare provision of the Old Poor Law. Surprisingly there is no evidence of any of the alleged social costs that prompted the harsh treatment of the poor after 1834. Political economy, it seems, was born in sin
 
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Alternative Names
Clark, Greg
Кларк, Грегори 1957-
غريغوري كلارك، 1957-
クラーク, グレゴリー
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English (73)
Chinese (4)
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