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    • Housing Policy in the Wake of the Crash 

      Glaeser, Edward Ludwig (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press), 2010)
      In this article the author examines aspects of U.S. housing policy in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008-09. The author notes that between the years 2000 and 2010 the U.S. housing market underwent extremes ...
    • Housing Supply and Housing Bubbles 

      Glaeser, Edward; Gyourko, Joseph; Saiz, Albert (Elsevier, 2008)
      Like many other assets, housing prices are quite volatile relative to observable changes in fundamentals. If we are going to understand boom-bust housing cycles, we must incorporate housing supply. In this paper, we present ...
    • Identification and Inference With Many Invalid Instruments 

      Kolesar, Michal; Chetty, Raj; Friedman, John; Glaeser, Edward Ludwig; Imbens, Guido (Informa UK Limited, 2015)
      We study estimation and inference in settings where the interest is in the effect of a potentially endogenous regressor on some outcome. To address the endogeneity we exploit the presence of additional variables. Like ...
    • Is the Melting Pot Still Hot? Explaining the Resurgence of Immigrant Segregation. 

      Cutler, David; Glaeser, Edward; Vigdor, Jacob L. (The MIT Press, 2008)
      This paper uses decennial Census data to examine trends in immigrant segregation in the United States between 1910 and 2000. Immigrant segregation declined in the first half of the century, but has been rising over the ...
    • Legal Origins 

      Glaeser, Edward Ludwig; Shleifer, Andrei (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2002)
      A central requirement in the design of a legal system is the protection of law enforcers from coercion by litigants through either violence or bribes. The higher the risk of coercion, the greater the need for protection ...
    • The Macroeconomic Consequences of Microeconomic Phenomena in the Housing and Labor Markets 

      Guren, Adam Michael (2014-06-06)
      This dissertation consists of three independent chapters, each of which use microeconomic data and methods to inform an analysis of macroeconomic models and questions. The first two chapters study the short-run dynamics ...
    • Mean Reversion in Housing Markets 

      Nathanson, Charles Gordon (2014-06-06)
      Booms in house prices are usually followed by busts. This pattern is called "mean reversion." Mean reversion in housing markets has historically coincided with economic recessions across the world. Chapter 1 establishes ...
    • Measuring Trust 

      Glaeser, Edward Ludwig; Laibson, David I.; Scheinkman, Jose A.; Soutter, Christine L. (MIT Press, 2000)
      We combine two experiments and a survey to measure trust and trustworthiness—two key components of social capital. Standard attitudinal survey questions about trust predict trustworthy behavior in our experiments much ...
    • Not-for-profit entrepreneurs 

      Glaeser, Edward Ludwig; Shleifer, Andrei (Elsevier, 2001)
      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 ...
    • On the Demand for Education in India 

      Steinberg, Mary BM (2015-05-15)
      In this dissertation I examine the impacts of market forces and government programs on households' demand for human capital in India. The first chapter examines the impact of ITES Centers on school enrollment using ...
    • The Promises and Pitfalls of Genoeconomics 

      Benjamin, Daniel J.; Cesarini, David; Chabris, Christopher F.; Glaeser, Edward Ludwig; Laibson, David I.; Guðnason, Vilmundur; Harris, Tamara B.; Launer, Lenore J.; Purcell, Shaun; Smith, Albert Vernon; Johannesson, Magnus; Magnusson, Patrik K.E.; Christakis, Nicholas Alexander; Atwood, Craig S.; Hebert, Benjamin Michael; Freese, Jeremy; Hauser, Robert M.; Hauser, Taissa S.; Hultman, Christina M.; Lichtenstein, Paul; Beauchamp, Jonathan P.; Grankvist, Alexander (Annual Reviews, 2012)
      This article reviews existing research at the intersection of genetics and economics, presents some new findings that illustrate the state of genoeconomics research, and surveys the prospects of this emerging field. Twin ...
    • Proximate Causes: The Influence of Agglomeration, Access to Finance, and Infrastructure on US Economic Growth, 1860-1990 

      Lee, James Grant (2015-05-11)
      Location matters. A firm's proximity to other firms, finance, and infrastructure affects its profitability and productivity. My dissertation examines how. In chapter one, I quantify the underlying sources of agglomeration, ...
    • A Reason for Quantity Regulation 

      Glaeser, Edward Ludwig; Shleifer, Andrei (American Economic Association, 2001)
      Contrary to the standard economic advice, many regulations of financial intermediaries, as well as other regulations such as blue laws, fishing rules, zoning restrictions, or pollution controls, take the form of quantity ...
    • Regulatory Review for the States 

      Sunstein, Cass Robert; Glaeser, Edward Ludwig (2014)
      For over thirty years, Republican and Democratic presidents have required executive agencies to assess the costs and benefits of significant regulations, and to proceed only if the benefits justify the costs (to the extent ...
    • Rethinking the Federal Bias Toward Homeownership 

      Glaeser, Edward Ludwig (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2011)
      The most fundamental fact about rental housing in the United States is that rental units are overwhelmingly in multifamily structures. This fact surely reflects the agency problems associated with renting single-family ...
    • The Rise and Decline of the American Ghetto 

      Cutler, David; Glaeser, Edward; Vigdor, Jacob (University of Chicago Press, 1999)
      This paper examines segregation in American cities from 1890 to 1990. From 1890 to 1940, ghettos were born as blacks migrated to urban areas and cities developed vast expanses filled with almost entirely black housing. ...
    • The Rise of the Regulatory State 

      Glaeser, Edward Ludwig; Shleifer, Andrei (American Economic Association, 2003)
      During the Progressive Era at the beginning of the 20 th century, the United States replaced litigation by regulation as the principal mechanism of social control of business. To explain why this happened, we present a ...
    • What Explains Differences in Smoking, Drinking, and Other Health Related Behaviors 

      Cutler, David; Glaeser, Edward (American Economic Association, 2005)
      We explore economic model of health behaviors. While the standard economic model of health as an investment is generally supported empirically, the ability of this model to explain heterogeneity across individuals is ...
    • When Are Ghettos Bad? Lessons from Immigrant Segregation In the United States 

      Cutler, David; Glaeser, Edward; Vigdor, Jacob (Elsevier, 2008)
      Recent studies provide conflicting evidence on the connection between ethnic or racial neighborhood segregation and outcomes. Some studies find that residence in an enclave is beneficial, some reach the opposite conclusion, ...
    • Why Do The Poor Live In Cities? The Role of Public Transportation 

      Glaeser, Edward; Kahn, Matthew E.; Rappaport, Jordan (Elsevier, 2008)
      More than 19 percent of people in American central cities are poor. In suburbs, just 7.5 percent of people live in poverty. The income elasticity of demand for land is too low for urban poverty to come from wealthy ...