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High-Skilled Migration to the United States and Its Economic Consequences

Gordon H. Hanson, William R. Kerr, and Sarah Turner

Abstract

High-skilled immigrants represent an increasing share of the U.S. workforce, particularly in science and engineering fields. High-skill immigration cuts across the traditional field boundaries in economics, potentially impacting innovation and economic growth, patterns of trade, education choices, and the earnings of workers with different types of skills. The aim of the six chapters in this volume is to integrate ideas from trade, macro, industrial organization and labor in the study of high-skill immigration in the United States. The chapters in this volume bring models of firms and individu ... More

Keywords: immigration, H-1B visa, L-1 visa, STEM, innovation, technical change, polarization, growth, outsourcing, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226525525
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226525662.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon H. Hanson, editor
University of California, San Diego

William R. Kerr, editor
Harvard Business School

Sarah Turner, editor
University of Virginia