Edward Glaeser will talk about the importance of cities for development and the need for policy to tackle the downsides of density in cities. He will also introduce how the Cities that Work initiative will support this process.
Edward Glaeser is a Research Programme Director for the IGC’s Cities Research Programme. He is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he also serves as Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. He also edits The Quarterly Journal of Economics. He studies the economics of cities, and has written several papers on urban issues, including the growth of cities, segregation, crime and housing markets. He is particularly interested in the role that geographic proximity can play in creating knowlegde and innovation. He received his BA in Economics from Princeton University and his PhD from the University of Chicago (1992).
Hugh Cole is the Country Programme Director in the IGC London Hub.
The International Growth Centre (@The_IGC) aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research.
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