Academic journal article NBER Reporter

The Role of Immigrants and Foreign Students in Science, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

The Role of Immigrants and Foreign Students in Science, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

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A conference on The Role of Immigrants and Foreign Students in Science, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship took place on April 27 in Cambridge. Ina Ganguli of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Shulamit Kahn of Boston University, and Research Associate Megan MacGarvie of Boston University organized the meeting, which was sponsored by the National Science Foundation Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:

* Michael Roach, Cornell University; Henry Sauermann, European School of Management and Technology and NBER; and John Skrentny, University of California, San Diego, "U.S. Immigration Policies and the STEM Entrepreneurial Workforce"

* J. David Brown, U.S. Bureau of the Census, and John S. Earle, Mee Jung Kim, and Kyung-Min Lee, George Mason University, "Are Immigrants More Innovative? Evidence from the Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs"

* Stefano Breschi, Universita Bocconi; and Francesco Lissoni and Ernest Miguelez, Universite de Bordeaux, "Returnee Migrants' Self-selection: Evidence for Indian Inventors in the U. …

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