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Professor Petra Moser's joint research on the economic effects stemming from the US' national immigration quota system of the 1920s is spotlighted

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Excerpt from Medium -- "The closure of borders hit the U.S. with almost immediate effect and lasted for four decades: a 68% plunge in U.S. patents in the fields where the blocked immigrants worked, including electrochemistry, fluid dynamics, and mathematical analysis, according to a recent paper co-authored by Petra Moser, a professor at New York University. The innovation drought continued through 1965 when the Johnson administration’s Immigration Act reopened the country."

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