This week in NBER working papers

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Paul Romer: “Economists devote too much attention to international flows of goods and services and not enough to international flows of ideas.”

Elhanan Helpman: A literature review of “labor market frictions as a source of comparative advantage, with implications for unemployment and inequality.”

William Kerr & William Lincoln: “Higher H-1B admissions increase immigrant science and engineering (SE) employment and patenting by inventors with Indian and Chinese names in cities and firms dependent upon the program relative to their peers… We are able to rule out displacement effects, and small crowding-in effects may exist.”

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  1. stillgoingnative » h-1bs for immigrant entrepreneurs Says:

    […] Via Dingel, a paper from NBER regarding immigrant contributions as entrepreneurs, that relates to earlier musings regarding specialization motivated by language-dependent opportunities: Higher H-1B admissions increase immigrant science and engineering (SE) employment and patenting by investors with Indian and Chinese names in cities and firms dependent upon the program relative to their peers. Most specifications find limited effects for native SE employment or patenting. We are able to rule out displacement effects and small crowding-in effects may exist. Total SE employment and invention increases with higher admissions primarily through direct contributions of immigrants. […]

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