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    • Urban mobility and the experienced isolation of students 

      Cook, Cody; Currier, Lindsey; Glaeser, Edward (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2024-01-11)
      Cities provide access to stores, public amenities, and other people, but that access may provide less benefit for lower-income and younger urbanites who lack money and means of easy mobility. Using detailed GPS location ...
    • 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 ...
    • Why does democracy need education? 

      Glaeser, Edward Ludwig; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M.; Shleifer, Andrei (Springer Science + Business Media, 2007)
      Across countries, education and democracy are highly correlated. We motivate empirically and then model a causal mechanism explaining this correlation. In our model, schooling teaches people to interact with others and ...
    • Why Doesn't the United States Have a European-Style Welfare State? 

      Alesina, Alberto Francesco; Glaeser, Edward Ludwig; Sacerdote, Burce (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001)
      European countries are much more generous to the poor relative to the US level of generosity. Economic models suggest that redistribution is a function of the variance and skewness of the pre-tax income distribution, the ...
    • Why Have Americans Become More Obese 

      Cutler, David; Glaeser, Edward; Shapiro, Jesse (American Economic Association, 2003)
      Americans have become considerably more obese over the past 25 years. This increase is primarily the result of consuming more calories. The increase in food consumption is itself the result of technological innovations ...
    • Why It Is Hard to Find Genes Associated With Social Science Traits: Theoretical and Empirical Considerations 

      Chabris, Christopher F.; Lee, James; Benjamin, Daniel J.; Beauchamp, Jonathan P.; Glaeser, Edward Ludwig; Borst, Gregoire; Pinker, Steven; Laibson, David I. (American Public Health Association, 2013)
      OBJECTIVES: We explain why traits of interest to behavioral scientists may have a genetic architecture featuring hundreds or thousands of loci with tiny individual effects rather than a few with large effects and why such ...