2018-21 NSF Research Grant "Social Mobility and the Origins of US Science"
2015-2018 INET Award Copyright and Creativity
2012-2016 NSF CAREER Award 1151180
2012-2013 Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS)
10/ 2012 Becker-Friedman Fellow, University of Chicago School of Law
2012-2013 NBER Research Grant, “Copyrights and Creativity”
2009-2012 NSF Research Grant SES0921859 “Compulsory Licensing”
2005-2006 Arch W. Shaw National Fellow, Campbell National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
2003 Alexander Gerschenkron Prize. Best dissertation in economic history for European, Asian, African and Latin American topics.
Interviews and Research Briefs
10-min about opera on Freakonomics (min 17:40-28.00)
A 15-min IMF podcast about my research on operas, exhibitions, and innovation
NBER Digest on Effects of Copyrights on Science
German-language radio interview on copyrights and science
Interview in Knowable Magazine on Patents and Innovation
Interview on Innovation Hub Interview: "Immigrants and Innovation"
Short film: How Copyright Improved Italian Opera
Patents and Innovation: Evidence from Economic History
Intellectual Property Rights and Artistic Creativity
What Jane Austen and Walter Scott can Teach us About Copyright
Co-organizer, Virtual Seminar in Economic History, March-August 2020
First-Gen Mentoring in Economics
Elected Vice President of the Economic History Association, 2019-20. Serving on Nominating Committee, Budget and Auditing Committee, & Board of Trustees
Elected Member of NYU Stern's Faculty Council, 2017-19, 2020-21
Board Member, Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP), 2019-21.
- CSWEP Organizer for mid-career mentoring meeting 2020-21.
- Co-organizer for CSWEP paper sessions on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at AEA 2021.
- Committee Member, AEA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion
Elected Member, Board of Trustees, Economic History Association, 2017-21
Elected Member, Board, Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics, 2018-21.
Instructor, NBER Entrepreneurship Research Boot Camp 2020
Faculty Recruitment Committee, NYU Shanghai, 2018-19
Faculty Review Committee, NYU Abu Dhabi, 2018-19
Economics PhD Program Coordinator, NYU Stern. Admissions, recruiting, DGS, and placement, 2016/17.
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Economic History, 2016-2020.
Member of Standing Committee on the Journal of Economic History. 2016-2019.
Elected Member, Board of Trustees, Cliometric Society for Economic History, 2014-2018.
Convener for the Alexander Gerschenkron Prize in 2016, selecting the best dissertation in economic history (Europe, Asia, Africa, and comparative topics).
Selection Committee Member for the Economic History Association’s Gyorgi Ranki Prize, for the best book on the economic history of Europe, 2010-2015. Chair 2015.
Program Committee Member
Excellence in Refereeing Award, American Economic Review, 2016 and 2017,
American Economic Review, AEJ Applied, AEJ Micro, AEJ Policy, Economic Inquiry, Economic Journal, Econometrica, European Economic Review, European Review of Economic History, European Research Council, Explorations in Economic History, Industrial and Corporate Change, International Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Economic History, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Law and Economics, Managerial and Decision Economics, National Science Foundation, Oxford Economic Papers, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Research Policy, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Sloan Foundation.