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U.S. Engineering in a Global Economy$
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Richard B. Freeman and Hal Salzman

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226468334

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226468471.001.0001

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Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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U.S. Engineering in a Global Economy
Author(s):

Richard B. Freeman

Hal Salzman

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226468471.003.0001

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has a long history analyzing the science and engineering workforce, and U.S. Engineering in a Global Economy follows the NBER tradition of quantitative analysis of the demand and supply sides of the engineering job market in the United States. Many of the chapters use novel data or approaches to examine engineering education, practice, and careers in ways designed to inform science and engineering educational institutions, funding agencies, and policymakers about the challenges and opportunities for developing and employing engineers in ways that can most efficaciously contribute to the innovation driving modern economic growth.

Keywords:   engineering labor force, engineer supply and demand, engineer demographics, engineering education, productivity, innovation, H-1B guestworkers, engineering licensing

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