Research

Publications

Creativity Under Fire: The Effects of Competition on Creative Production

The Review of Economics and Statistics, 102(3), 583-599. 2020.

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Collusive Investments in Technological Compatibility: Lessons from U.S. Railroads in the Late 19th Century

forthcoming at Management Science

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Performance Feedback in Competitive Product Development

RAND Journal of Economics, 48(2), 438-466. 2017.

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Working papers

Automation and the Plight of Young Workers: Evidence from the Automation of Telephone Operation in the Early 20th Century (with James Feigenbaum, Boston University) draft available upon request

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Why Do Firms Automate Production, and How Do They Adjust? Evidence from the Bell Telephone System in the Early 20th Century (with James Feigenbaum, Boston University) draft available upon request

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Organizing Crisis Innovation: Lessons from World War II (with Bhaven Sampat, Columbia University)

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Link to draft (updated 10/8/2020)

Press: AEIdeas

Inventing the Endless Frontier: The Effects of the World War II Research Effort on Post-war Innovation (with Bhaven Sampat, Columbia University)

NBER working paper 27375, HBS working paper 20-126

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Link to draft (updated 6/2/2020)

Press: NBER Digest (Sep 2020)AxiosAEIdeas

The Consequences of Invention Secrecy: Evidence from the USPTO Patent Secrecy Program in WW2

NBER working paper 25545, HBS working paper 19-090

revise & resubmit

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Projects in progress

Medical Innovation in a National Crisis (with Bhaven Sampat, Columbia University)

The Long-Run Impacts of Crisis Medical Research on the Life Sciences: Evidence from the World War II Committee on Medical Research (with Bhaven Sampat, Columbia University)

Centralizing Science: Experience at World War II Research Labs and Scientists' Post-war Careers and Collaboration Patterns (with Bhaven Sampat, Columbia University and Innessa Colaiacovo, HBS)

Crisis and U.S. Entrepreneurship in the 20th Century (with Jorge Guzman, Columbia Business School and Innessa Colaiacovo, HBS)

Scientific Labor Mobility and Regional Advantage: Lessons from the U.S. in the Postwar Era

The Effects of Foreign Intellectual Property Theft on U.S. Innovation

Please contact me for a synopsis of projects in progress.

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