Economics of Cities

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Ed Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard, where he also serves as Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. He studies the economics of cities, and has written scores of urban issues, including the growth of cities, segregation, crime, and housing markets. His most recent works include: Cities, Agglomeration and Spatial Equilibrium, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2008); Corruption and Reform: Lessons from Americas Economic History, (jointly edited with C. Goldin), Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press (2006); and Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference, (joint with A. Alesina), Oxford: Oxford University Press (2004). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1992 and has been at Harvard since then. The Mullen Lecture is sponsored by the UMBC Department of Economics.

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