Working Papers

For those papers unavailable here as downloadable pdf files, please contact the Taubman Center ( Any requests received by the Center will be directed to the appropriate author(s). The below list is of working papers that have been written from 2005 and beyond. All articles written before 2005 are listed on our Taubman Center Working Papers archives page.


Lucy Boyd, Amy Chandran, and Jonathan Hui, 2016
"Leveling the Playing Field: Strategies for Schools Serving At-Risk Students in Elementary Schools in Massachusetts"

Andy Garin, 2016
"Putting America to Work, Where? The Limits of Infrastructure Construction as a Locally-Targeted Employment Policy"


Suthen Paradatheth, 2015
"Car-Sharing and Public Parking in Boston"

Daniel Shoag and Stan Veuger, 2015
"Uncertainty and the Geography of the Great Recession"

Edward Glaeser and Charles Nathanson, 2015
"An Extrapolative Model of House Price Dynamics"

Riccardo Crescenzi and Luisa Gagliardi, 2015
"Moving People with Ideas - Innovation, Inter-regional Mobility and Firm Heterogeneity"


Jeffrey B. Liebman and Erzo F.P. Luttmer, 2014
"The Perception of Social Security Incentives for Labor Supply and Retirement: The Median Voter Knows More than You'd Think"

Herman B. "Dutch" Leonard, Christine M. Cole, Arnold M. Howitt, and Philip B. Heymann, 2014
"Why Was Boston Strong? Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombing"

Edward L. Glaeser, Steven Poftak, and Kristina Tobio, 2014
"Greater Boston's Economy and the Entrepreneurial Age"

Edward L. Glaeser, 2014
"Understanding Housing: The Intellectual Legacy of John Quigley"

Edward L. Glaeser and Cass R. Sunstein, 2014
"Moneyball for State Regulators"


Amitabh Chandra, Jonathan Holmes, and Johnathan Skinner 2013
"Is This Time Different? The Slowdown in Healthcare Spending"

Rachel McCleary, 2013
"Protestantism and Human Capital in Guatemala and the Republic of Korea"

Edward L. Glaeser, 2013
"A Nation of Gamblers: Real Estate Speculation and American History"


Ryan Gillette and Ellen Ward. 2012
"Rebuilding HomeBASE."


Mark Fagan, Lewis M. Branscomb, Philip Auerswald, Ryan N. Ellis, and Raphael Barcham. 2010.
"Rail Transportation of Toxic Inhalation Hazards Policy Responses to the Safety and Security Externality".
Taubman Center Working Paper.


Glaeser, Edward L., William R. Kerr, and Giacomo A. M. Ponzetto. 2009.
"Clusters of Entrepreneurship." NBER Working Paper 15377.


Glaeser, Edward L., Matt Resseger and Kristina Tobio. 2008.
"Urban Inequality"

Fagan, Mark. 2008.
"Introducing Competition into Natural Monopoly Industries: An Evaluation of Mandated Access to Australian Freight Railroads."

Glaeser, Edward L. and Matthew E. Kahn. 2008.
"The Greenness of Cities: Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Urban Development."


Piquet Carneiro, Leandro and Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida. 2007.
"Shaping the Local Political Arena in Federalist Brazil."

Glaeser, Edward L. and Kristina Tobio. 2007.
"The Rise of the Sunbelt."

Glaeser, Edward L. and Giacomo A. M. Ponzetto. 2007.
"Did the Death of Distance Hurt Detroit and Help New York?"

Cutler, David M., Edward L. Glaeser and Jacob L. Vigdor. 2007.
"When are Ghettos Bad? Lessons from Immigrant Segregation in the United States."


Singhal, Monica. 2006.
"Special Interest Groups and the Allocation of Public Funds ."
NBER Working Paper 12037.


Gyourko, Joseph and Joseph Tracy. 2005.
"Using Home Maintenance and Repairs to Smooth Variable Earnings."

Nechyba, Thomas J. 2005.
"Mobilizing the Private Sector: A Theoretical Overview."

Sander, Thomas. 2005.
"E-associations? Using Technology to Connect Citizens: The Case of"

Glaeser, Edward L., Joseph Gyourko and Raven Saks. 2005.
"Urban Growth and Housing Supply."

Bel, Germà and Xavier Fageda. 2005.
"Getting There Fast: Globalization, Intercontinental Flights and Location of Headquarters."

Bel, Germà and Xavier Fageda. 2005.
"Preventing Competition Because of “Solidarity”: Rhetoric and Reality of Airport Investments in Spain."

Berry, Christopher and Edward L. Glaeser. 2005.
"The Divergence of Human Capital Levels Across Cities."

Fagan, Mark and Jose Manuel Vassallo. 2005.
"Nature or Nurture: Why Do Railroads Carry Greater Freight Share in the United States Than in Europe?"

Glaeser, Edward L. 2005.
"Urban Colossus: Why is New York America's Largest City?"

Glaeser, Edward L., Joseph Gyourko and Raven Saks. 2005.
"Why Have Housing Prices Gone Up?"

Berry, Christopher. 2005.
"School Finance Judgments and Spending on Education: A Review of the Evidence?"

Richmond, Jonathan. 2005. The Private Provision of Public Transport