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The Roles of Immigrants and Foreign Students in US Science, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Ina Ganguli, Shulamit Kahn, and Megan MacGarvie


Immigrants and international students play an important role in the STEM workforce and in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in the US. The chapters herein use rigorous empirical analysis and new data to understand different aspects of the relationship between immigration and innovation and entrepreneurship. They address three main themes. First are the location choices of STEM doctoral recipients and return migration, about which there has been little research to date, which are important because countries sending large numbers of STEM students and workers to the US are becoming more a ... More

Keywords: high-skilled immigration, foreign students, STEM workforce, innovation, immigrant entrepreneurship, immigration policy, return migration, location preferences, economics of science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226695624
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226695761.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ina Ganguli, editor
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Shulamit Kahn, editor
Boston University

Megan MacGarvie, editor
Boston University

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Ina Ganguli, Shulamit Kahn, and Megan MacGarvie

I Location Choices of International Students and Return Migration

1 Return Migrants’ Self-Selection Evidence for Indian Inventors

Stefano Breschi, Francesco Lissoni, and Ernest Miguelez

II Immigration Policy and Innovation

4 New Data and Facts on H-1B Workers across Firms

Anna Maria Mayda, Francesc Ortega, Giovanni Peri, Kevin Shih, and Chad Sparber

5 Immigration and Invention

Kirk Doran and Chungeun Yoon

III Immigration and Entrepreneurship

6 Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Innovation in the US High-Tech Sector

J. David Brown, John S. Earle, Mee Jung Kim, and Kyung Min Lee

7 Immigrant Networking and Collaboration

Sari Pekkala Kerr and William R. Kerr

8 Are Foreign STEM PhDs More Entrepreneurial?

Michael Roach, Henry Sauermann, and John Skrentny