I'm an Associate Professor of Economics at NYU Stern.
My research combines methods from economic history and applied microeconomics to examine the determinants of creativity and innovation.
I study the behavior of inventors, artists, and writers from the 19th century to today to figure out what makes people creative, what encourages firms to take the risks that are inherent in innovation, and what types of institutions encourage people to do their best work.
I'm writing a book on the effects of patent laws on innovation. E-mail me if you'd like to read a chapter; I'd be grateful for your comments.