Research in the News
Professor Petra Moser is interviewed about her research on the impact of immigration on innovation
— February 3, 2017
Excerpt from Innovation Hub -- "The arrival of a German immigrant, or any immigrant, has two opposing effects. One is if there is now an immigrant, I have to compete with that immigrant, so I may not be able to publish my papers, for example. Another one is that I can now learn from this new person and I can work with them. So what we find is that second effect dominated overall, so that American inventors became more productive after the German-Jewish immigrants arrived in the United States."