About Edward Glaeser


Edward Glaeser is an economist who has made substantial contributions to the study of urban economics. In particular, his research focuses on the determinants of city growth and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission. He has also studied the harmful effects of segregation on Black youth, the causes of increased housing prices across the U.S., the historical evolution of economic hubs, and how differences in attitudes toward the poor affect public policies to reduce inequality and poverty.

Professional positions
  • 1992–present: Assistant professor (1992–1996), Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy (1996–1998), professor of economics (1998–2005), and Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics (2005–present), Harvard University
Notable publications
  • Glaeser, Edward, and David Cutler. 2021. Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation. New York, NY: Penguin Press.
  • Glaeser, Edward. 2011. Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier. New York, NY: Penguin Books.
  • Alesina, Alberto, and Edward L. Glaeser. 2004. Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Glaeser, Edward L., and Joseph Gyourko. 2002. “The impact of zoning on housing affordability.” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 8835, Cambridge, MA.
  • PhD, economics, University of Chicago
  • AB, economics, Princeton University

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