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Dr. Edward Glaeser, Harvard Economist, Speaks at YU

Dr. Edward Glaeser, a professor and economist at Harvard University, spoke to YU on May 2nd in the annual Alexander Brody Memorial Lecture.

Delivering a fact-filled and fast-paced address accompanied by detailed slides of graphs and pictures, Glaeser’s lecture, titled “Triumph of the City: Why Cities Are Our Best Hope for the Future,” offered selections of his research as found in his recently published and similarly titled book Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, ­Greener, Healthier, and Happier (2011, The Penguin Press).

Using a host of economic data along with historical and personal anecdotes, Glaeser delved deeply into an explanation of how cities help move humanity forward in beneficial ways.

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