Professor of Economics, Chairman, Steering Committee, All-UC Group in Economic History, University of California, Davis
Professor of Economics at UC-Davis, chair of the steering committee of the All-UC Group in Economic History, and a Research Associate of the Center for Poverty Research at Davis.
His main current research is on the history and nature of social mobility, investigated using the status information content of surnames and its rate of change over time. Using such methods we can estimate rates of social mobility as early as 1,300 for England, and 1,700 for Sweden. But he still also study long run economic growth, the wealth of nations, with particular focus on the economic history of England and India.
He teaches undergraduate and graduate World Economic History, and helps organize the economic history seminar.
Earned degrees at King’s College, Cambridge, and Harvard, held positions at Stanford and Michigan.