Petra Moser is an economic historian, whose research investigates the origins of creativity and innovation. Her work exploits historical variation to examine the effects of patents, copyrights, and high-skilled immigration on technological inventions and artistic creativity. She came to the United States as a Fulbright student studying economics and music, completed a Master’s degree in International Relations at Yale, and a PhD in Economics at UC Berkeley. Professor Moser has taught microeconomics, economic history, and strategy at MIT, Stanford, and now as an Associate Professor of Economics at NYU Stern. She has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) and a National Fellow at Hoover. Her research on creativity and innovation has been honored with a Gerschenkron Prize in Economic History and NSF CAREER award.