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Glaeser, Edward L. (Edward Ludwig) 1967-

Works: 304 works in 1,930 publications in 5 languages and 18,480 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicatee, Contributor, Other
Classifications: HT361, 307.76
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Triumph of the city : how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
45 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,875 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
Fighting poverty in the US and Europe : a world of difference by Alberto Alesina( Book )
34 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and French and held by 798 libraries worldwide
As events highlight deep divisions in attitudes between America and Europe, this is a very timely study of different approaches to the problems of domestic inequality and poverty. Based on careful and systematic analysis of national data, the authors describe just how much the two continents differ in their level of State engagement in the redistribution of income. Discussing various possible economic explanations for the difference, they cover different levels of pre-tax income, openness, and social mobility; they survey politico-historical differences such as the varying physical size of nations, their electoral and legal systems, and the character of their political parties, as well as their experiences of war; and they examine sociological explanations, which include different attitudes to the poor and notions of social responsibility. Most importantly, they address attitudes to race, calculating that attitudes to race explain half the observed difference in levels of public redistribution of income
Corruption and reform : lessons from America's economic history ( Book )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
"Despite recent corporate scandals, the United States is among the world's least corrupt nations. But in the nineteenth century, the degree of fraud and corruption in America approached that of today's 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."--Jacket
The governance of not-for-profit organizations ( Book )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
Not-for-profit organizations play a crtical part in the American economy, but little attention is paid to the pressures that affect their governance. This work attempts to discover what, if not profits, do they maximize?
Cities, agglomeration, and spatial equilibrium by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 296 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
Rethinking federal housing policy : how to make housing plentiful and affordable by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Chile : political economy of urban development ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Agglomeration economics by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 232 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
Housing and the financial crisis ( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
La 4e de couverture indique : "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 then examines the causes of the boom and bust, including the availability of credit, the perceived risk reduction due to the securitization of mortgages, and the increase in lending from foreign sources. Finally, it examines a range of policies that might address some of the sources of recent instability."
Housing markets and the economy : risk, regulation, and policy : essays in honor of Karl E. Case ( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
The urban imperative : towards competitive cities ( Book )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Emphasizes the need to rethink cities to make them more competitive and people-centered, looking at challenges such as the changing economic landscape, city competitiveness, entrepreneurship, inclusion, informality, sustainability, and provision of essential services
Triumph of the city : how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier by Edward L Glaeser( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 114 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
Incentives and social capital : are homeowners better citizens? by Denise DiPasquale( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 97 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 )
17 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
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 misallocation of housing under rent control by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
When there are binding price controls, there are shortages and the allocation of goods across consumers may not be efficient. In general, the misallocation costs of price controls are first order, while the classic welfare losses due to undersupply are second order. This paper presents an empirical methodology for estimating the degree of misallocation of housing units due to rent control in New York City. This methodology involves comparing the relative consumption of different demographic groups within the rent controlled area with the relative levels of consumption in a free market area. Our best estimate of the costs of rent control in New York due to the misallocation of rental apartments is 200 dollars per apartment annually
The social costs of rent control revisited by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
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
Learning in cities by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Alfred Marshall argues that industrial agglomerations exist in part because individuals can" learn skills from each other when they live and work in close proximity to one another. An" increasing amount of evidence suggests that the informational role of cities is a primary reason for" their continued existence. This paper formalizes Marshall's theory in a model where individuals" acquire skills by interacting with one another, and dense urban areas increase the speed of" interactions. The model predicts that cities will have a higher mean and higher variance of skills." Cities will attract young people who are not too risk averse and who benefit most from learning" (e.g. more patient people). Older, more skilled workers will stay in cities only if they can" internalize some of the benefits that their presence creates for young people. The level of" urbanization will rise when the demand for skills rises, when the ability to learn by imitation rises or when the level of health in the economy rises. Empirical evidence on urban wages supports the" learning view of cities and a variety of other implications of the theory are corroborated" empirically
The determinants of punishment : deterrence, incapacitation and vengeance by Edward L Glaeser( Book )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
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
The rise and decline of the American ghetto by David M Cutler( Book )
12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
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 )
14 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
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
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Edward Glaeser American economist
Edward Glaeser Amerikaans econoom
Edward Glaeser amerikansk ekonom
Edward Glaeser amerikansk økonom
Edward Glaeser US-amerikanischer Ökonom
Glaeser, E. 1967-
Glaeser, E. L. 1967-
Glaeser, Edward
Glaeser, Edward 1967-
Glaeser, Edward L.
Glaeser, Edward L. 1967-
Glaeser, Edward Ludwig
Glaeser, Edward Ludwig 1967-
גליזר, אדוארד ל 1967-
גלייזר, אדוארד ל 1967-
글레이저, 에드워드 1967-
글레이저, 에드워드 L. 1967-
グレイザー, エドワード
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