U.S. ethnic scientists and entrepreneurs
William Kerr ()
Economic Commentary, 2007, issue Apr
Immigrants are exceptionally important for U.S. technology development, accounting for almost half of the country’s Ph.D. workforce in science and engineering. Most notably, the contribution of Chinese and Indian scientists and entrepreneurs in U.S. high-technology sectors increased dramatically in the 1990s. These ethnic scientific communities in the United States further help transfer new technologies back to their home countries.
Keywords: Immigrants; Technological innovations (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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