- Office Address
- Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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 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 received his PhD from the University of Chicago in
For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Glaeser, Edward L., Christopher F. Chabris, James J. Lee, Daniel J.
Benjamin, Jonathan P. Beauchamp, Gregoire Borst, Steven Pinker, and
David I. Laibson. "Why It Is Hard to Find Genes Associated with
Social Science Traits: Theoretical and Empirical Considerations."
American Journal of Public Health 103.S1 (October 2013):
- Book Chapters
Glaeser, Edward L. "Wealth and the Self-Protection Society." In
100 Years: Leading Economists Predict the Future. Ed. Ignacio
Palacios-Huerta. MIT Press, 2014.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Urban Public Finance." Handbook in Public
Economics. Ed. Alan J. Auerbach, Raj Chetty, Martin Feldstein,
and Emmanuel Saez. Elsevier B.V., 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Make Airline Passengers Pay Higher Fees."
Bloomberg, April 30, 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Big-Project Binge Fueled Motor City’s
Meltdown." Bloomberg, March 20, 2013.
- Edited Volumes
Glaeser, Edward L., and Todd Sinai, eds. Housing and the
Financial Crisis. University of Chicago Press, 2013.
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Glaeser, Edward L., Steve Poftak, and Kristina Tobio. "What Do
Parents Want? An Exploration of School Preferences Expressed by
Boston Parents." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
RWP13-024, July 2013.
- Research Papers/Reports
Glaeser, Edward L. "A World of Cities: The Causes and Consequences
of Urbanization in Poorer Countries." National Bureau of Economic
Research, December 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Abha Joshi-Ghani. "Rethinking Cities:
Toward Shared Prosperity." Economic Premise Notes Series: Poverty
Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network, World Bank,
Glaeser, Edward L. "The Supply of Environmentalism." National
Bureau of Economic Research, August 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Yueran Ma. "The Supply of Gender
Stereotypes and Discriminatory Beliefs." National Bureau of
Economic Research, June 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L., Aaron Chatterji, and William R. Kerr. "Clusters
of Entrepreneurship and Innovation." National Bureau of Economic
Research, May 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Giacomo A.M. Ponzetto. "Shrouded Costs of
Government: The Political Economy of State and Local Public
Pensions." National Bureau of Economic Research, April 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Cass R. Sunstein. "Why Does Balanced News
Produce Unbalanced Views?" National Bureau of Economic Research,
Glaeser, Edward L. "A Nation of Gamblers: Real Estate Speculation
and American History." National Bureau of Economic Research,