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Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Bartik, Alexander W., Marianne Bertrand, Zoë B. Cullen, Edward L. Glaeser, Michael Luca, and Christopher T. Stanton. "How Are Small Businesses Adjusting to COVID-19? Early Evidence from a Survey." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-012, May 2020.
Chen, Jiafeng, Edward L. Glaeser, and David Wessel. "The (Non-) Effect of Opportunity Zones on Housing Prices." December 2019.
Ashraf, Nava, Alexia Delfino, and Edward L. Glaeser. "Rule of Law and Female Entrepreneurship." October 2019.
Jara-Figueroa, C., Bogang Jun, Edward L. Glaeser, and Cesar A. Hidalgo. "The Role of Industry-Specific, Occupation-Specific, and Location-Specific Knowledge in the Growth and Survival of New Firms." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115.50 (December 2018): 12646-12653.
Campante, Filipe, and Edward L. Glaeser. "Yet Another Tale of Two Cities: Buenos Aires and Chicago." Latin American Economic Review 27.2 (December 2018).
Glaeser, Edward L., Michael Scott Kincaid, and Nikhil Naik. "Computer Vision and Real Estate: Do Looks Matter and Do Incentives Determine Looks." National Bureau of Economic Research, October 2018.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Ming Lu. "Human-Capital Externalities in China." National Bureau of Economic Research, August 2018.
Glaeser, Edward L., Hyunjin Kim, and Michael Luca. "Nowcasting Gentrification: Using Yelp Data to Quantify Neighborhood Change." AEA Papers and Proceedings 108 (May 2018): 77-82.
Glaeser, Edward L. Review of Roman Artisans and the Urban Economy, by Cameron Hawkins. Papers in Regional Science, 97.S1, March 2018.
Austin, Benjamin, Edward Glaeser, and Lawrence Summers. "Saving the Heartland: Place-Based Policies in 21st Century America." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (Spring 2018).
Glaeser, Edward L., and Giacomo A.M. Ponzetto. "The Political Economy of Transportation Investment." Economics of Transportation 13 (March 2018): 4-26.
Glaeser, Edward L., Scott Duke Kominers, Michael Luca, and Nikhil Naik. "Big Data and Big Cities: the Promises and Limitations of Improved Measures of Urban Life." Economic Inquiry 56.1 (January 2018): 114-137.
Glaeser, Edward L., Rafael Di Tella, and Lucas Llach. "Introduction to Argentine Exceptionalism." Latin American Economic Review 27.1 (2018).
Glaeser, Edward L., and Joseph Gyourko. "The Economic Implications of Housing Supply." Journal of Economic Perspectives 32.1 (Winter 2018).
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 98 (March 2017): 17-49.
Glaeser, Edward, Wei Huang, Yueran Ma, and Andrei Shleifer. "A Real Estate Boom with Chinese Characteristics." Journal of Economic Perspectives 31.1 (Winter 2017).
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.
Glaeser, Edward L., Giacomo A.M. Ponzetto, and Andrei Shleifer. "Securing Property Rights." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-040, September 2016.
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, 2016): 77-82.
Glaeser, Edward L., Joshua D. Gottlieb, and Oren Ziv. "Unhappy Cities." Journal of Labor Economics 34.S2 (April 2016): 129-182.
Glaeser, Edward L., Giacomo A. M. Ponzetto, and Yimei Zou. "Urban Networks: Connecting Markets, People, and Ideas." Papers in Regional Science 95.1 (March 2016): 17-59.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Those Were The Days." Review of The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War, by Robert J. Gordon. Wall Street Journal, 267.13, January 16, 2016: C5-C7.
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. "They Can Take It If They Want It." Review of The Grasping Hand, by Ilya Somin. Wall Street Journal, July 2015.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Cass R. Sunstein. "A Theory of Civil Disobedience." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-036, July 2015.
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, and Cass R. Sunstein. "Regulatory Review for the States." National Affairs 20 (Summer 2014): 37-54.
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. "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, October 2013.
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): S152-S166.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Todd Sinai, eds. Housing and the Financial Crisis. University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "The Supply of Environmentalism." National Bureau of Economic Research, August 2013.
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.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Yueran Ma. "The Supply of Gender Stereotypes and Discriminatory Beliefs." National Bureau of Economic Research, June 2013.
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., Aaron Chatterji, and William R. Kerr. "Clusters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation." National Bureau of Economic Research, May 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Make Airline Passengers Pay Higher Fees." Bloomberg, April 30, 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, April 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Big-Project Binge Fueled Motor City’s Meltdown." Bloomberg, March 20, 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "A Nation of Gamblers: Real Estate Speculation and American History." National Bureau of Economic Research, February 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Invest in Massachusetts, but Don’t Play Robin Hood." Boston Globe, January 22, 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "The Urban Innovation Model." Boston Globe, January 10, 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "College Debts but No Degree? Reform the Pell Grant Program." Boston Globe, December 27, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "A Better Lure for Cities." Boston Globe, December 13, 2012.