Edward L. Glaeser is a Bloomberg View columnist appearing on alternate Tuesdays. A professor of economics at Harvard, he is the author of "Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier."
Glaeser directs Harvard's Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. He is also a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to City Journal. His areas of research include the economics of cities, housing, segregation, obesity, crime and innovation. Glaeser received his B.A. from Princeton and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He lives in Weston, Mass.