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Ed Glaeser

Ed Glaeser

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Edward Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1992. He is also Director for the Cities Research Programme at the International Growth Centre, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and a contributing editor of City Journal. Glaeser’s research focuses on the determinants of city growth and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission. He has published dozens of papers on cities, economic growth, and law and economics. Glaeser is the author of Cities, Agglomeration, and Spatial Equilibrium (2008); Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier (2012); Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation (2021); and coauthor of Rethinking Federal Housing Policy: How to Make Housing Plentiful and Affordable (2008). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

 

 
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April Book Club Review

Each month the CCI team selects a new book to read and discuss together Our book club selections cover a wide range of topics that are relevant to charter cities but they are most often related to development urban issues and governance In this ongoing

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Ciudad Morazán

Ciudad Morazán: A Libertarian City Without Any Libertarians

Introduction Massimo Mazzone can have a prickly demeanor. The sixty-year-old Italian businessman is usually abrupt and to the point, especially when discussing business. He is unafraid to raise his voice when addressing an employee who isn’t performing up to standard or when discussing his closely

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Ciudad Morazán: Una Ciudad Libertaria Sin Libertarios

Introducción Massimo Mazzone puede tener un carácter áspero. El empresario italiano de sesenta años suele ser brusco y directo, especialmente al hablar de negocios. No teme alzar la voz cuando se dirige a un empleado que no está rindiendo según lo esperado o al discutir

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The Journey of a Banana, Part One

Introduction: Ripening Questions There is something about buying fruits and vegetables straight from a street stand. Whenever I travel, I enjoy buying food from street shops while quickly chatting with the owner. I guess it makes me feel a bit closer to the place I

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Minimal Viable City

Minimum Viable City

Jon Vandenheuvel is obsessed. He is obsessed with affordability, auditability, and bankability. According to Jon, these three things are the keys to lifting developing economies out of poverty. Currently, he is focused on providing housing options to Africans with incomes between $50 and $250 a

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