Ed Glaeser and Gharad Bryan appointed as IGC Research Programme Directors

We are pleased to announce that Ed Glaeser and Gharad Bryan have been appointed as Research Programme Directors for the IGC Cities research programme.

Research Programme Directors are world-leading specialists who lead the IGC’s four research programmes: state, firms, cities, and energy. The cities research programme explores how the location of economic activity matters for a country’s economic growth, and what the optimal policies are for developing these locations as centres of economic activity. The programme works across all of the IGC’s partner countries, as well as China and Sri Lanka.

Ed Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He also serves as the Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. In 2011, Glaeser published a book, Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and HappierĀ which was shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. He also edits The Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Gharad Bryan is a Lecturer in Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also an Associate of the STICERD Economic Organisation and Public Policy programme. His research interests include development economics, behavioural economics, and experimental economics.