Charles Clark

Charles M. A. Clark is currently Senior Fellow, Vincentian Center for Church and Society; and Professor of Economics, St. John’s University, New York. He earned a B.A. from Fordham University and both an M.A. and Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research, writing his dissertation under the supervision of Robert Heilbroner.

He is the co-author (with Sr. Helen Alford, O.P.) of Rich and Poor: Rebalancing the Economy (London: Catholic Truth Society, 2010), and he has written or edited nine books and over 100 other professional publications, mostly in the fields of Catholic social thought; Poverty and Income Inequality; and the History of Economic Thought. Dr. Clark has been Visiting Professor of Economics at University College Cork, Ireland and at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome. Dr. Clark has also served as a consultant on fiscal impact analysis; the economic impact of baseball stadiums; on tax and social welfare reforms in Ireland and since 2005 has assisted the New York City Police Benevolent Association (police union) in their salary arbitrations. Dr. Clark was recently a Delegate for the Holy See Mission to the United Nations High Level Conference on the Financial Crisis and is an advisor to the Holy See’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations. The son of two librarians, Dr. Clark lives on Long Island (where he was born) with his wife Lisa. They have three grown children.

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