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Glaeser, Edward L. (Edward Ludwig) 1967-

Works: 256 works in 1,561 publications in 6 languages and 15,992 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: HV6783, 307.76
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Edward L Glaeser
Corruption and reform lessons from America's economic history by Edward L Glaeser( )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite recent corporate scandals, the United States is among the worlds least corrupt nations. But in the nineteenth century, the degree of fraud and corruption in America approached that of todays most corrupt developing nations as municipal governments and robber barons alike found new ways to steal from taxpayers and swindle investors. In Corruption and Reform, contributors explore this shadowy period of United States history in search of better methods to fight corruption worldwide today. Contributors to this volume address the measurement and consequences of fraud and corruption, and t
Triumph of the city : how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
34 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pioneering urban economist offers fascinating, even inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest invention and our best hope for the future
The governance of not-for-profit organizations by Edward L Glaeser( )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Not-for-profit organizations play a critical role in the American economy. In health care, education, culture, and religion, we trust not-for-profit firms to serve the interests of their donors, customers, employees, and society at large. We know that suc
Fighting poverty in the US and Europe : a world of difference by Alberto Alesina( Book )
32 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors describe just how different Europe and America are in the level of State engagement in the redistribution of income. They discuss possible economic and sociological explanations for the difference, including attitudes to the poor, notions of social responsibility, and attitudes to race
Agglomeration economics ( )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When firms and people are located near each other in cities and in industrial clusters, they benefit in various ways, including by reducing the costs of exchanging goods and ideas. This title includes essays that examine the reasons why economic activity continues to cluster together despite the falling costs of moving goods and information
Cities, agglomeration, and spatial equilibrium by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using a series of simple models and economic theory, Glaeser illustrates the primary features of urban economics including the concepts of spatial equilibrium and agglomeration economies
Housing and the financial crisis by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conventional wisdom held that housing prices couldn't fall. But the spectacular boom and bust of the housing market during the first decade of the twenty-first century and millions of foreclosed homeowners have made it clear that housing is no different from any other asset in its ability to climb and crash. Housing and the Financial Crisis looks at what happened to prices and construction both during and after the housing boom in different parts of the American housing market, accounting for why certain areas experienced less volatility than others. It th
Rethinking federal housing policy : how to make housing plentiful and affordable by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chile : political economy of urban development ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cities and skills by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is a strong connection between per worker productivity and metropolitan area population, which is commonly interpreted as evidence for the existence of agglomeration economies. This correlation is particularly strong in cities with higher levels of skill and virtually non-existent in less skilled metropolitan areas. This fact is particularly compatible with the view that urban density is important because proximity spreads knowledge, which either makes workers more skilled or entrepreneurs more productive. Bigger cities certainly attract more skilled workers, and there is some evidence suggesting that human capital accumulates more quickly in urban areas
Housing markets and the economy : risk, regulation, and policy : essays in honor of Karl E. Case ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incentives and social capital : are homeowners better citizens? by Denise DiPasquale( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Individuals invest in their local environments by volunteering, getting involved in local government, becoming informed about their political leaders, joining non-professional organizations and even gardening. Homeownership may encourage these investments because homeownership gives individuals an incentive to improve their community and because homeownership creates barriers to mobility. Using the U.S. General Social Survey document that homeowners are more likely to invest in social capital, and a simple instrumental variables strategy suggests that the relationship may be causal. While our results are not conclusive, we find evidence that a large portion of the effect of homeownership on these investments may come from lower mobility rates for homeowners. Using the German Socio-Economic Panel homeownership and citizenship controlling for individual fixed effects. Finally, across cities and counties, areas with more homeowners have lower government spending, but spend a larger share of their government budget on education and highways
Not-for-profit entrepreneurs by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
14 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: Entrepreneurs who start new firms may choose not-for-profit status as a means of committing to soft incentives. Such incentives protect donors, volunteers, consumers and employees from ex post expropriation of profits by the entrepreneur. We derive conditions under which completely self-interested entrepreneurs opt for not-for-profit status, despite the fact that this status limits their ability to enjoy the profits of their enterprises. When entrepreneurs have a taste for producing high quality products, the incentives are even softer, and, moreover, non-profit status can serve as a signal of that taste. We also show that even in the absence of tax advantages, unrestricted donations would flow to non-profits rather than for-profit firms because donations have more significant influence on the decisions of the non-profits
The social costs of rent control revisited by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: The textbook graphical analysis of price control (see Figure 1) is inappropriate any time there is substantial consumer heterogeneity. In cases such as rental apartments, where one unit is usually the maximum bought per customer, and the downward slope of the demand function comes exclusively from consumer heterogeneity, this analysis misses a primary source of welfare loss. A major social cost of rent control is that without a fully operational price mechanism the 'wrong' consumers end up using apartments. When prices are set below market price, many consumers want to rent apartments even though they receive little utility from those apartments. Unless apartments are somehow allocated perfectly across consumers, rental units will be allocated to consumers who gain little utility from renting and rental units will not go to individuals who desire them greatly. The social costs of this misallocation are first order when the social costs from underprovision of housing are second order. Thus for a sufficiently marginal implementation of rent control, these costs will always be more important than the undersupply of housing. Figure 2 shows the losses graphically
The determinants of punishment : deterrence, incapacitation and vengeance by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: Does the economic model of optimal punishment explain the variation in the sentencing of murderers? As the model predicts, we find that murderers with a high expected probability of recidivism receive longer sentences. Sentences are longest in murder types where apprehension rates are low, and where deterrence elasticities appear to be high. However, sentences respond to victim characteristics in a way that is hard to reconcile with optimal punishment. In particular, victim characteristics are important determinants of sentencing among vehicular homicides, where victims are basically random and where the optimal punishment model predicts that victim characteristics should be ignored. Among vehicular homicides, drivers who kill women get 56 percent longer sentences. Drivers who kill blacks get 53 percent shorter sentences
Triumph of the city how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier by Edward L Glaeser( Recording )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pioneering urban economist offers fascinating, even inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest invention and our best hope for the future
The rise and decline of the American ghetto by David M Cutler( Book )
11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: This paper examines segregation in American cities from 1890 to 1990. We divide the century into three time periods. From 1890 to 1940, ghettos were born as blacks migrated to urban areas and cities developed vast expanses filled with nearly exclusively black housing. From 1940 to 1970, black migration continued and ghettos expanded. Since 1970, there has been a decline in segregation as blacks have moved to suburban areas and central cities have become less segregated. Across all of these time periods there is a strong positive relation between urban population or density and segregation. We then examine why segregation has varied so much over time. We find evidence that the mechanism sustaining segregation has changed. In the mid-20th century taken by whites to exclude blacks from their neighborhoods. By 1990, these legal barriers enforcing segregation had been replaced by decentralized racism, where whites pay more than blacks to live in predominantly white areas
Are ghettos good or bad? by David M Cutler( Book )
12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: Theory suggests that spatial separation of racial and ethnic groups can have both positive and negative effects on the economic performance of minorities. Racial segregation may be damaging because it curtails informational connections with the larger community or because concentrations of poverty deter human capital accumulation and encourage crime. Alternatively racial segregation might ensure that minorities have middle-class role models and thus promote good outcomes. We examine the effects of segregation on African-American outcomes in schooling, employment and single parenthood and find that African-Americans in more segregated areas do significantly worse, particularly if they live in central cities. We control for the endogeneity of location choice using instruments based on political factors, topographical features of cities, and residence before adulthood. Some, but never more than 40% of this effect, stems from lack of role models and large commuting times
Why is there more crime in cities? by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: Crime rates are much higher in big cities than in either small cities or rural areas, and this situation has been relatively pervasive for several centuries. This paper attempts to explain this connection by using victimization data, evidence from the NLSY on criminal behavior and the Uniform Crime Reports. Higher pecuniary benefits for crime in large cities can explain approximately 27% of the effect for overall crime, though obviously much less of the urban- crime connection for non-pecuniary crimes such as rape or assault. Lower arrest probabilities, and lower probability of recognition, are a feature of urban life, but these factors seem to explain at most 20% of the urban crime effect. The remaining 45-60% of the effect can be related to observable characteristics of individuals and cities. The characteristics that seem most important are those that reflect tastes, social influences and family structure. Ultimately, we can say that the urban crime premium is associated with these characteristics, but we are left trying to explain why these characteristics are connected with urban living
Why do the poor live in cities? by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: More than 17 percent of households in American central cities live in poverty; in American suburbs, just 7.4 percent of households live in poverty. The income elasticity of demand for land is too low for urban poverty to be the result of wealthy individuals' wanting to live where land is cheap (the traditional urban economics explanation of urban poverty). Instead, the urbanization of poverty appears to be the result of better access to public transportation in central cities, and central city governments favoring the poor (relative to suburban governments)
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Glaeser, E. 1967-
Glaeser, E. L. 1967-
Glaeser, Edward.
Glaeser, Edward 1967-
Glaeser, Edward L.
Glaeser, Edward Ludwig.
Glaeser, Edward Ludwig 1967-
גליזר, אדוארד ל 1967-
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