Mark your calendars: Ed Glaeser delivers the Economics Department’s Condliffe Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, 10 July.
Event DetailsPresenter: Professor Edward Glaeser, Harvard University
- What if humanity stopped urbanising?
- What is the role of cities in promoting economic growth?
- What are the lessons for the Christchurch rebuild from cities around the world?
Cities are often seen as the source of social problems such as poverty and crime, while we retain romantic notions of idyllic rural life. The truth is very different. In this lecture, Professor Edward Glaeser, the world’s leading expert in the economics of cities, will discuss why cities are crucial to economic development, why proximity has become ever more valuable as the cost of connecting across long distances has fallen and why, contrary to popular myths, dense urban areas are the true friends of the environment, not suburbia.
I’m really rather looking forward to this. Glaeser is one of the Elder Gods in the Pantheon of the EconGods.
- A review of The Triumph of the City
- Agglomeration: Saviour of New York, Bane of New Zealand
- Agglomeration revisited
- Skyscrapers, building codes, density, and making cities work
- Glaeser on the advantages of going to University
- Our department’s fine Condliffe lectures: Hausman, Grossman, Blaug, Slemrod, Varian, Plott, Weitzman, Cochrane, Glaeser.