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Glaeser, Edward L. (Edward Ludwig) 1967-

Overview
Works: 356 works in 2,028 publications in 2 languages and 21,376 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Dedicatee, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Edward L Glaeser
Corruption and reform : lessons from America's economic history by Edward L Glaeser( )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,067 WorldCat member 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 by Edward L Glaeser( )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 2,066 WorldCat member 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?
Triumph of the city : how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier by Edward L Glaeser( Book )

43 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,881 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
Fighting poverty in the US and Europe : a world of difference by Alberto Alesina( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member 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 different the two continents are in the level of their State engagement in the redistribution of income. They go through various possible economic explanations for the difference, including 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, as well as, most importantly, attitudes to race. They calculate that attitudes to race explain half the observed difference in levels of public redistribution of income
Agglomeration economics by Edward L Glaeser( )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 764 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 )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 324 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
After the flood : how the Great Recession changed economic thought by Columbia University( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past three decades have been characterized by vast change and crises in global financial markets and not in politically unstable countries but in the heart of the developed world, from the Great Recession in the United States to the banking crises in Japan and the Eurozone. As we try to make sense of what caused these crises and how we might reduce risk factors and prevent recurrence, the fields of finance and economics have also seen vast change, as scholars and researchers have advanced their thinking to better respond to the recent crises. A momentous collection of the best recent scholarship, "After the Flood" illustrates both the scope of the crises' impact on our understanding of global financial markets and the innovative processes whereby scholars have adapted their research to gain a greater understanding of them. Among the contributors are Jose Scheinkman and Lars Peter Hansen, who bring up to date decades of collaborative research on the mechanisms that tie financial markets to the broader economy; Patrick Bolton, who argues that limiting bankers' pay may be more effective than limiting the activities they can undertake; Edward Glaeser and Bruce Sacerdote, who study the social dynamics of markets; and E. Glen Weyl, who argues that economists are influenced by the incentives their consulting opportunities create
Housing and the financial crisis( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 295 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 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 --
Rethinking federal housing policy : how to make housing plentiful and affordable by Edward L Glaeser( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chile : political economy of urban development( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incentives and social capital : are homeowners better citizens? by Denise DiPasquale( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 143 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 )

17 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member 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 urban imperative : towards competitive cities by Edward L Glaeser( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member 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
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 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The determinants of punishment : deterrence, incapacitation and vengeance by Edward L Glaeser( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member 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 social costs of rent control revisited by Edward L Glaeser( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member 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
The rise and decline of the American ghetto by David M Cutler( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member 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
Why is there more crime in cities? by Edward L Glaeser( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Triumph of the city : how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier by Edward L Glaeser( Recording )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 120 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
Should transfer payments be indexed to local price levels? by Edward L Glaeser( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the optimal location-based redistribution policy and shows that adjustment for local price levels is occasionally optimal, but never for the reasons suggested by the popular press. First, the existence of a spatial equilibrium suggests that utility levels will be equalized across space, so there is little equity rationale for indexing transfers to local prices. Second, since transfers to high cost areas buy less than transfers to low cost areas, it is in fact less efficient to transfer to high cost areas. However, even though migration ensures that utilities are equalized across space, marginal utilities of income will not necessarily be equalized, and since optimal transfer policy equalizes marginal, not total, utilities there is possibly a rationale for indexing to local pricelevels. Optimal indexing is a function of the coefficient of relative risk aversion, the elasticity of migration with respect to transfer differences across space and the degree to which higher amenities in high cost areas increase or decrease the marginal utility of income. Given my best parameter estimates, a one percent increase in local prices should lead to a .5 percent increase in transfers, when transfers are 2/3 of total income. My estimates from current AFDC payments suggest that the current level of implicit indexing is too high to possibly be optimal
 
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Corruption and reform : lessons from America's economic history
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The governance of not-for-profit organizationsTriumph of the city : how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happierFighting poverty in the US and Europe : a world of differenceAgglomeration economicsCities, agglomeration, and spatial equilibriumRethinking federal housing policy : how to make housing plentiful and affordableChile : political economy of urban developmentHousing markets and the economy : risk, regulation, and policy : essays in honor of Karl E. CaseTriumph of the city : how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier
Alternative Names
Edward Glaeser American economist

Edward Glaeser Amerikaans econoom

Edward Glaeser amerikansk ekonom

Edward Glaeser amerikansk økonom

Edward Glaeser economista estadounidense

Edward Glaeser économiste américain

Edward Glaeser US-amerikanischer Ökonom

Glaeser, E. 1967-

Glaeser, E. L.

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

גליזר, אדוארד ל 1967-

גלייזר, אדוארד ל 1967-

글레이저, 에드워드 1967-

글레이저, 에드워드 L. 1967-

글레저, 에드워드 1967-

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