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H-1B Visa Program and Innovation – Harvard Business School’s Working Paper

December 6, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

A Harvard Business School’s working paper on H-1B visa reforms and U.S. ethnic invention discusses the impact of H-1B workers on U.S. technology formation.  Contrary to the view taken by opponents of H-1B visa program, the study suggests that H-1B workers’ contributions in the field of science and engineering had little impact on native U.S. workers.  Among other things, the working paper includes a key concept that “Because it governs the admissions of many S&E (Scientists and Engineers) immigrants, the H-1B program plays an important role in U.S. innovation. Moreover, the policy shifts in this program (H-1B) have been relatively large compared to other policies concerning immigration or innovation.”

For a full 50-page text, click on the link below:

http://www.hbs.edu/research/pdf/09-005.pdf

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