How Much Does Immigration Boost Innovation?

@article{GauthierLoiselle2009HowMD,
  title={How Much Does Immigration Boost Innovation?},
  author={Marjolaine Gauthier-Loiselle and Jennifer S. Hunt},
  journal={Immigration},
  year={2009}
}
We measure the extent to which skilled immigrants increase innovation in the United States by exploring individual patenting behavior as well as state-level determinants of patenting. The 2003 National Survey of College Graduates shows that immigrants patent at double the native rate, and that this is entirely accounted for by their disproportionately holding degrees in science and engineering. These data imply that a one percentage point rise in the share of immigrant college graduates in the… 

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