Prof. Edward Glaeser (USA) 15.08.2016

The Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the City of Poznań would like to invite you to an open lecture entitled: Cities and Economic Development, which will be delivered by Professor Edward Glaeser. The lecture will be held on 15 August (Monday), at 10:00 pm 9:00 in the Lubrański Hall of the UAM Collegium Minus, ul. Wieniawskiego 1.

Edward Glaeser is the Professor at the Harvard University. He is one of the most distinguished scientists in the world dealing with the economics and development of cities. His activity is documented by many books and by more than 500 scientific articles in the world's top magazines. The works by Professor Glaeser have been quoted by other scientists more than 70,000 times.

He graduated from The Collegiate School in New York, Princeton University, University of Chicago, he has been associated with the Harvard University since 1992. He is the director of The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and The Taubman Center for State and Local Government focusing primarily on public management, urban planning, land development, environmental protection or innovation and transport. He is associated with City Journal, he was also the editor of Quarterly Journal of Economics. He cooperates with New York Sun, Boston Globe, New York Times and The New Republic.

He has made a great contribution to the empirical studies on the urban economics. The majority of his works focus on the determinants of the urban development and the role of cities as centres of communication of ideas. He studies the impact of social inequalities on the urban development, the impact of human capital on the differences between cities and agglomerations, he also studied the consequences of the rise in housing prices in the United States.

The most well-known publications by Professor Glaeser are: Growth in cities; Do institutions cause growth; Measuring trust. One of his latest, also widely commented on, works is the publication entitled Triumph of the city: How urban spaces make us human. The New York Times described it as a summary of Glaeser's long-term interest in the urban issues.

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