KCPL Speakers Series on Economic Policy: Edward Glaeser

Event Details: 

On Thursday, May 10, the Show-Me Institute will welcome Edward Glaeser to the Kansas City Public Library for its Speaker Series on Economic Policy. 

Lecture: The War on Work

Today more than 15 percent of “prime-age” men aren’t working. And in some locations, the numbers are even higher. The rise of joblessness is the great American domestic crisis of the twenty-first century. To solve this crisis, we must educate, reform social services, empower entrepreneurs, and even subsidize employment. That is an ambitious—but necessary—agenda for ending the war on work before it consumes a generation of Americans.

Speaker Biography: 

Edward Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1992. He regularly teaches microeconomic theory, and occasionally urban and public economics. He has served as Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and as Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. He has published dozens of papers on cities' economic growth, law, and economics. In particular, his work has focused on the determinants of city growth and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1992. His books include Cities, Agglomeration, and Spatial Equilibrium (Oxford University Press, 2008); Rethinking Federal Housing Policy (American Enterprise Institute Press, 2008); and Triumph of the City (Penguin Press, 2011).

Presented By:

Kansas City Public Library
Show-Me Institute
Sinquefield Charitable Foundation