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Greg Clark on Newshour

UC Davis Professor pessimistic about US growth;
Greg Clark on Newshour

The future of the US Economy?

UC Davis Economic Historian Gregory Clark recently appeared on PBS Newshour discussing the central theme of Robert Gordon's recent book "The Rise and Fall of American Growth."  Clark, after reading the book, is "convinced now that the best of America is behind us in terms of economic growth."   Clark was struck by the similarities between the medival economy and today's service oriented labor market.  ``You could get someone from 1400," says Clark, "put them on the job and in 2 hours they would be perfectly functional."

Gordon, the Stanley G. Harris Professor of Social Sciences at Northwestern University, will be giving a public lecture at UC Davis on March 18th.  The talk is part of the Davis Economics Departments Levine Family Fund Lecture Series.