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Gordon Clark

Professorial Fellow at St Edmund Hall, Oxford

Gordon L Clark DSc FBA is Professorial Fellow at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He has held appointments at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School, the University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon University, and Monash University (Australia). He has also been an Andrew Mellon Fellow at the US National Academy of Sciences.

An expert on behaviour in response to risk and uncertainty, he seeks to better understand the intersection between cognition and context. See Saving for Retirement (with Janelle Knox-Hayes and Kendra Strauss (OUP 2012). Recent papers on gambling behaviour, financial literacy, investment in housing, and advice-seeking have been published in major academic journals. With colleagues, his research has also focused upon the performance of large financial institution; see his recent book Institutional Investors in Global Markets (OUP 2017) (with Ashby Monk from Stanford University).

Gordon is the Independent Chair of the IP Group’s Ethics and ESG committee and is an Advisor to a handful of FinTech start-ups. He has been a trustee on the Oxford Staff Pension Scheme for the past ten years and has advised pension funds and related institutions on the design and delivery of DB and DC pensions.