Edward Ludwig Glaeser
Date of Birth: 05/01/1967
Place of Birth: Manhattan
Citizenship: United States
Edward was born in Manhattan, New York City (Manhattan, New York), in the family Glaser Ludwig (Ludwig Glaeser) and Elizabeth Glaser (Elizabeth Glaeser). Father Edward was quite successful architect; According to Glaser, Jr., his father was a passion for urban infrastructure development and inspired him to study. A significant role in the choice of career and played Edward`s mother, an employee `Mobil Corporation`. As boy was 10 years Elizabeth received her Master of Business administration; it is known that several times she took classes with him at his young son. That mother taught Glaser first lessons of the economy - in particular, the theory.
Since 1992 Glaser consistently publish annually an average of five articles in leading economics journals, in parallel working on books, articles, blog posts.
Works of Edward strongly influenced the development of the empirical study of urban economy - so that his work on the historical evolution of economic units such as Boston (Boston) and New York (New York City) played a major role in economic development and urban geography.
Glaser worked in related fields - he was interested in economic problems of the widest range, from the economy to social economy religions - both at the present level, and from a historical perspective.
Repeatedly the works of Edward celebrated famous colleagues - so, Nobel laureates George Akerlof (George Akerlof) openly called Glaser genius, and Gary Becker (Gary Becker) argued that it was thanks to Edward urban economy of the dry and lifeless otrasliprevratilas a fundamentally new approach to the analysis of urban processes.
Despite a rather wide variation in overall Glaser usually worked on the application of economic theory; particularly interested in his game theory and the theory of prices. In his writings, Edward tried to explain the complexities of human behavior in its economic component, and from the point of view of social interaction. Glaser developed the model using a range of innovative methods could be converted into a fairly accurate and realistic calculations, which were later confirmed by practical observations.
A number of works by Edward wrote in collaboration with his Harvard colleague Andrei Shleifer (Andrei Shleifer).
Glaser strongly influenced the research oblastiobschestvennogo capital - so, he managed to establish a number of seemingly invisible incentives that push people to the aid of their fellows; paired with DiPaskual Denise (Denise DiPasquale) Edward has shown that on average, homeowners are far more active citizens than tenants, and people in a more trusting, and usually do not tend to deceive others.
Recently Glaser actively osparivet opinion that human capital explains - for the most part - the level of prosperity of the urban areas. It was possible to Edward engage in research, at first glance unrelated to the economy - because, in 2003, Glaser, David Cutler (David Cutler) and Jesse Shapiro (Jesse Shapiro) explained why in the last quarter of a century the Americans much stouter.