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Petra Moser

Petra Moser

Joined Stern 2015

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-69
New York, NY 10012

E-mail pmoser@stern.nyu.edu
Personal website

Biography

Petra Moser joined New York University School of Business as an Associate Professor of Economics in July 2015.

Professor Moser’s research combines methods from empirical microeconomics and economic history to examine the determinants of creativity and innovation. She uses historical variation in patent and copyright laws to examine the effects of intellectual property on science, technological innovation and artistic creativity. Her research also investigates the impact of immigrants on US innovation and examines the biological underpinnings of individual-level differences in entrepreneurship and creativity. She has received an NSF CAREER grant and a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS).

Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Moser taught at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

She was an undergraduate student at the University of Tübingen in Germany and a Fulbright Student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She received her M.A. in International Relations from Yale University and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Research Interests

  • Microeconomics
  • Economic History
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Intellectual Property

Academic Background

Ph.D., Economics
University of California, Berkeley

M.A., International Relations
Yale University

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Effects of Copyrights on Science

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Immigrants Can Help Boost American Innovation And Economic Growth

Immigrants and US innovation

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Copyright Law as the Muse of Creativity

Areas of Expertise

Economics

  • Economic History
  • Economics of Institutions
  • Labor Economics

Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurship

Industry

  • Art
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Information Technology
  • Internet & Computers
  • Publishing
  • Technology