- 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:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Chauvin, Juan Pablo, Edward Glaeser, Yueran Ma, and Kristina Tobio.
"What Is Different about Urbanization in Rich and Poor Countries?
Cities in Brazil, China, India and the United States." Journal
of Urban Economics (19 May 2016).
Ashraf, Nava, Edward L. Glaeser, and Giacomo AM Ponzetto.
"Infrastructure and Development Infrastructure, Incentives, and
Institutions." The American Economic Review 106.5 (May 1,
Glaeser, Edward L., Joshua D. Gottlieb, and Oren Ziv. "Unhappy
Cities." Journal of Labor Economics 34.S2 (April 2016):
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Glaeser, Edward L., Giacomo A.M. Ponzetto, and Andrei Shleifer.
"Securing Property Rights." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper
Series RWP16-040, September 2016.
Glaeser, Edward L. "The Old Urbanist." Review of Eyes on the
Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs, American Scholar, 85.4,
Autumn 2016: 120-122.
Glaeser, Edward L. "On Hallowed Ground." Review of Power at
Ground Zero: Politics, Money & the Remaking of Lower
Manhattan, 10/2/2016: 21.