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2022 James Q. Wilson Lecture: America's Housing Crisis and How to Fix It

Edward L. Glaeser Harvard University
Wed, Oct 26, 2022 New York, N.Y.

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2022 James Q. Wilson Lecture: America's Housing Crisis and How to Fix It

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2022 James Q. Wilson Lecture: America's Housing Crisis and How to Fix It

Edward L. Glaeser Harvard University New York, N.Y. 06:00pm—07:30pm
Wednesday October 26
Wednesday October 26 2022
PAST EVENT Wednesday October 26 2022

It keeps getting more expensive for Americans to find shelter. Home prices have gone up 44 percent in two years, and the problem has spread from long-expensive coastal cities to the middle of the country. And while the Fed may succeed in taming price inflation, the underlying issue of housing supply is something that only legislators can fix. There simply isn’t enough housing available in the places where people want to live—places with rich access to jobs, amenities, and opportunities for upward mobility—and new patterns of migration and remote work promise to further upend the situation in cities across the country.

At this year’s James Q. Wilson Lecture, MI Senior Fellow Edward Glaeser will explain what is happening and what cities can do to fix it.

Edward Glaeser is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1992. He regularly teaches microeconomic theory and, occasionally, urban and public economics.

Glaeser’s research focuses on the determinants of city growth and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission. He has published dozens of papers on cities, economic growth, and law and economics. Glaeser is the author of Cities, Agglomeration, and Spatial Equilibrium (2008); Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier (2012); and coauthor of Rethinking Federal Housing Policy: How to Make Housing Plentiful and Affordable (2008). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Sponsored, with admiration, by a former student of James Q. Wilson.

 

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Wilson Lectures

For 15 years, James Q. Wilson, who passed away in March 2012, delivered an enormously popular annual lecture for the Manhattan Institute. The impressive variety of his topics—the criminal-justice system, the roots of terrorism, the role of the media in shaping public opinion, and the nature of democracy, to name just a few—reflected his wide-ranging intellect, and the size of the audiences that attended testified to a long and admiring relationship between Professor Wilson and the Manhattan Institute.

Wilson, a former professor at Harvard University and UCLA, wrote many books, among them The Moral Sense and The Marriage Problem. His public service included the chairmanship of the White House Task Force on Crime in 1966 and the National Advisory Commission on Drug Abuse Prevention from 1972 to 1973. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Wilson received the nation's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in July 2003.

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