- 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
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
Please note that Professor Glaeser's office hour appointments
are located in the Economics Department, Littauer 315A, North
For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.
Selected Publication Citations:
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Glaeser, Edward L., Giacomo A. M. Ponzetto, and Yimei Zou. "Urban
Networks: Connecting Markets, People, and Ideas." HKS Faculty
Research Working Paper Series RWP15-078, December 2015.
Glaeser, Edward L., Scott Duke Kominers, Michael Luca, and Nikhil
Naik. "Big Data and Big Cities: The Promises and Limitations of
Improved Measures for Urban Life." HKS Faculty Research Working
Paper Series RWP15-075, December 2015.
Naik, Nikhil, Scott Duke Kominers, Ramesh Raskar, Edward L.
Glaeser, and César A. Hidalgo. "Do People Shape Cities, or Do
Cities Shape People? The Co- Evolution of Physical, Social, and
Economic Change in Five Major U.S. Cities." HKS Faculty Research
Working Paper Series RWP15-061, October 2015.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Cass R. Sunstein. "A Theory of Civil
Disobedience." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-036,
Glaeser, Edward L., and Charles G. Nathanson. "An Extrapolative
Model of House Price Dynamics." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper
Series RWP15-012, March 2015.
Glaeser, Edward L. "They Can Take It If They Want It." Review of
The Grasping Hand, by Ilya Somin. Wall Street
Journal, July 2015.