Posted on January 1st, 2018


Edward Glaeser

Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University

Edward Glaeser

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. After obtaining bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University, he has received his Ph.D. in the same field from University of Chicago. He conducts lectures on the topic of: relationship between economics and social dynamics in a city. He regularly teaches microeconomics theory and, occasionally, urban and public economics.

Edward Glaeser has published dozens of papers on cities economic growth, 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 has written a book titled 「Triumph of the City」, in which he explains how city life can influence our development and psyche in ways deeper than previously imagined.

In the past, Dr. Glaeser has served as the Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government in Harvard Kennedy School and the Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Currently, he is the Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston in Harvard Kennedy School, Board Member of the Social Science Research Council, Fellow of the World Bank and the Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Urban Economics.




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