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Replication data for: German Jewish Émigrés and US Invention

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Moser, Petra
  • Voena, Alessandra
  • Waldinger, Fabian
Publication Date
2014-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Historical accounts suggest that Jewish émigrés from Nazi Germany revolutionized US science. To analyze the émigrés' effects on chemical innovation in the United States, we compare changes in patenting by US inventors in research fields of émigrés with fields of other German chemists. Patenting by US inventors increased by 31 percent in émigré fields. Regressions which instrument for émigré fields with pre-1933 fields of dismissed German chemists confirm a substantial increase in US invention. Inventor-level data indicate that émigrés encouraged innovation by attracting new researchers to their fields, rather than by increasing the productivity of incumbent inventors.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.104.10.3222 (Text)
Publications
  • Moser, Petra, Alessandra Voena, and Fabian Waldinger. “German Jewish Émigrés and US Invention.” American Economic Review 104, no. 10 (October 2014): 3222–55. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.104.10.3222.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.104.10.3222 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Moser, Petra; Voena, Alessandra; Waldinger, Fabian (2014): Replication data for: German Jewish Émigrés and US Invention. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112697