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    • 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 ...