Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Edward Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1992. He is Director of the A. Alfred Taubman Center for State and Local Government and Director of the Rappaport Institute of Greater Boston. He teaches urban and social economics and microeconomic theory. He has published dozens of papers on cities, economic growth, and law and economics. In particular, his work has focused on the determinants of city growth and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission. He also edits The Quarterly Journal of Economics. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1992.
Recent work by Edward Glaeser
Ed Gleaser on why urbanisation is the best way to foster economic growth, and how cities should be planned.
Unless the government curtains new construction in lower tier cities, it is hard to see how the housing boom will sustain.
Five key lessons for policymakers in developing countries who want to implement effective urban policies.
A public lecture about the importance of cities for development and the need for policy to tackle the downsides of density. An introduction to IGC...