son also rises

Diaz Vidal Contributes to Award-Winning Book

The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility, written by Gregory Clark with Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics Daniel Diaz Vidal, Yu Hao, and Neil Cummins, won the 2015 Gyorgy Ranki Prize from the Economic History Association for being the best book in European economic history published in the past two years.

Reviewing for the Wall Street Journal, Trevor Butterworth calls the book “an epic feat of data crunching and collaborative grind. . . . Mr. Clark has just disrupted our complacent idea of a socially mobile, democratically fluid society.”

Barbara Kiser put it more simply in Nature: “Audacious.”