Posts Tagged ‘Ed Glaeser’

  • Housing bubble and elasticity and factal math

    A New Cause of the Housing Bubble

    Feb 28, 14 • 527 Views • No Comments

    In the 663 page report from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (remember them???), the 2000-2011 real estate boom and bust is blamed on relatively predictable conditions. Just glancing at their chapter titles and conclusions, you can see that they blame...  [read more]

  • Green Unintended Consequences

    It’s Not Easy Being Green

    Oct 30, 13 • 481 Views • No Comments

    In our school parking lot, we have prime spaces that are reserved for employees who drive a hybrid or electric car. After reading Ed Glaeser’s new paper, “The Supply of Environmentalism,” I realized that bestowing these tangible benefits on...  [read more]

  • In NYC and China, developers are building smaller apartments.

    Micro-Apartments

    Oct 23, 12 • 462 Views • No Comments

    An iPad turns on the lights, the shower is a futuristic sounding vertical tube near the door and the bed becomes seating.  Occupying 161 square feet, this Dongguan, China micro-apartment is the size of a US mall parking space. But, at $133 a square foot...  [read more]