Skilled Immigration and Innovation: Evidence from Enrollment Fluctuations in US Doctoral Programs

@article{Stuen2010SkilledIA,
  title={Skilled Immigration and Innovation: Evidence from Enrollment Fluctuations in US Doctoral Programs},
  author={Eric T. Stuen and Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak and Keith E. Maskus},
  journal={Labor: Public Policy \& Regulation eJournal},
  year={2010}
}
We study the contribution of foreign science and engineering talent to the creation of new knowledge in the U.S. economy using panel data on 2300 science and engineering (S&E) departments at 100 large American universities from 1973 to 1998. We use macroeconomic shocks and policy changes in source countries that differentially affect enrollments across fields and universities to isolate exogenous variation in the supply of students at specific departments. Both foreign and domestic graduate… 

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