„Copyrights and Creativity“

In recent years, there have been increasing demands that publicly funded research should not only lead to academic publications, but should also be commercially exploitable whenever possible, e.g. through patents and licences. On the other hand, it is argued that excessive pressure to commercially exploit research hampers innovation and leads to more expenditure than revenue for many research institutions. Petra Moser will therefore address the question of whether commercial exploitation of research is more likely to be promoted or hindered, and what a fertile connection might look like.

Thus the IST Austria and the Austrian Science Fund are pleased to announce the lecture “Copyrights and Creativity” by Petra Moser on 13th December in Vienna, which is part of a series on “New Trends in Schoolarly Communication”.

Thursday, 13th December 2018, 6 pm
FWF – Austrian Science Fund, Franziska-Seidl-Saal (ground floor, on the right)
Sensengasse 1, 1090 Vienna
registrations via e-mail to einladung(at)fwf.ac.at until December 11

Petra Moser is an Associate Professor of Economics at the NYU Stern School of Business. Her research combines methods from economic history and applied microeconomics to examine the determinants of creativity and innovation. Petra Moser studies 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.

Her current book project "Patents and Pirates" draws on records of 19th century world fairs to examine how the US and Europe used piracy to catch up to the technology frontier.

This lecture is part of a series on "New Trends in Scholarly Communication" initiated by IST Austria and Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

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