Tag Archives: Ed Glaeser

Urban Public Finance from Pat Kline

Here are Pat Kline’s slides on Ed Glaeser’s urban PF handbook chapter and understudied areas in urban public finance

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Housing Dynamics

From Ed Glaeser, Joseph Gyourko, Eduardo Morales and Charles Nathanson: The volatility of housing prices and construction levels is high. Both price changes and permits exhibit strong positive serial correlations at one year frequencies. Prices, but not permits, show strong mean … Continue reading

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The Economics of Location- Based Tax Incentives

From Ed Glaeser: Many local governments offer rich tax deals to firms to get these firms to come to their cities. In this brief essay, I review the economics of location-based tax incentives. I first address the positive economics of … Continue reading

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Unemployment, Depression, and January Temperature – Somewhere Ed Glaeser is Smiling

From Seth Stephens-Davidowitz: The Great Recession appears to have caused a significant increase in depression. In 2009 and 2010, there was a large increase in depression queries in states with large increases in unemployment, like Nevada, Florida and Alabama, compared … Continue reading

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Quick Takes on Robots, Disability Insurance, Debt Ceiling, & Charts to inform Grand Bargains

1. I still don’t understand why Krugman thinks the invention of “doers” will be bad for high skilled workers. Here’s my reasoning. 2. Ed Glaeser “2013 Is the Year to Go to Work, Not Go on Disability” HT Evan Soltas 3. Foreboding Feeling: Fiscal … Continue reading

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Interesting Paragraph from Ed Glaeser

Economist Matthew Kahn of UCLA has studied the death tolls from natural disasters. He found that where governments are more capable, fewer people die. This makes me worry about the fate of cities in the developing world that are just as subject to natural … Continue reading

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