Dr. Petra Moser, NYU Stern School of Business, Gives Annual Romesh K. Diwan Economics Lecture - Wed. Oct. 12

Dr. Petra Moser, NYU Stern School of Business, Gives Annual Romesh K. Diwan Economics Lecture - Wed. Oct. 12

Date posted: 2016-10-10 12:56:41

Dr. Petra Moser, Associuate Professor of Economics, NYU Stern School of Business, will delliver this year's Romesh K. Diwan Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, October 12, at 2:00 pm in Sage Labs 4711.  Acoompanied by Barbara Biasi, PhD candidate in Standford University's Dept of Economics, Dr Moser's will present on "The Effects of Copyright on Science - Evidence from the WWII Book Republication Programs," an investigation of how copyright, through its effects on price, can influence follow-on science.

Dr. 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. She is the recipient of 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.

The Romesh K. Diwan Memorial Lecture honors Romesh K. Diwan, Professor of Economics from 1968–2002. Over his long career, Dr. Diwan served as Director of the Graduate Program in Economics and as Chairman of the Department.  He is remembered as a superb econometrician (a quantitative economist using statistics and mathematics to address empirical issues) and for his work in applying technical economic  principles to the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, thus creating an entirely new sub-area within economics known as Gandhian Economics. Dr. Diwan was the author of 150 papers and five books, and supervised approximately 40 Ph.D. students during his tenure at Rensselaer. 

The lecture is free and open to the RPI community.

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