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U.S. High-Skilled Immigration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Empirical Approaches and Evidence

Report Author: 
William R. Kerr
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Aug

In the 2008 Current Population Survey, immigrants represented 16 percent of the United States workforce with a bachelor's education. Moreover, immigrants accounted for 29 percent of the growth in this workforce during the 1995-2008 period. Exceeding these strong overall contributions, the role of immigrants within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is even more pronounced. Even so, the importance of the global migration of STEM talent has been under-studied. In this paper, "U.S.

Immigrant Entrepreneurship: The Role of Formal Corporate Governance Arrangement and Social Capital in Community and Family

Report Author: 
Lei Xu and Wei Du
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Sep

The authors of this paper empirically test the relation between immigrants' venture creation decisions and governance mechanism under a unified framework of governance in both sociology and finance. They find that corporate governance arrangements are more valued by entrepreneurs with better education attainment and higher household income such as immigrant entrepreneurs. This type of entrepreneur tends to be more reluctant to create a venture due to the high opportunity costs.

Hispanic Businesses and Entrepreneurs Drive Growth in the New Economy

Report Author: 
Geoscape and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Sep

Hispanic Businesses and Entrepreneurs Drive Growth in the New Econom by Geoscape, a demographics data company, and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, offers findings on the growth and impact of Hispanic entrepreneurs and the businesses they create through rigorous analysis of public data resources such as Census data as well as proprietary data resources and economic modeling from Geoscape. It projects there will be nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. in 2013, up from nearly 1.7 million in 2002.

Immigration and the Revival of American Cities: From Preserving Manufacturing Jobs to Strengthening the Housing Market

Report Author: 
Jacob L. Vigdor, Gretchen Calcagni and Mayuri Valvekhar
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Sep

A new report from the Americas Society/Council of the Americas and Partnership for a New American Economy report looks at how immigration helps revitalize communities across the United States through the creation or preservation of manufacturing jobs, the increase in housing wealth, and heightened civic engagement. The data show that immigrants play an outsize role in the preservation or creation of U.S. jobs—an important measure of community vitality—and make a particularly important impact on the manufacturing sector.  

2013 Immigration and Workforce Study

Report Author: 
National Small Business Association
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Apr

2013 Immigration and Workforce Study (click to view)

Economic Progress via Legalization: Lessons from the Last Legalization Program

Report Author: 
Rob Paral and Associates with Madura Wijewardena and Walter Ewing (IPC)
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Nov

Economic Progress via Legalization

Economic Progress via Legalization: Lessons from the Last Legalization Program looks at the economic outcomes for beneficiaries of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986.  

Mexican Migration to the United States: Policy and Trends

Report Author: 
Marc R. Rosenblum, William A. Kandel, Clare Ribando Seelke, Ruth Ellen Wasem
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Jun

Mexican Migration to the United States: Policy and Trends (click to view)

Critical Assets: The State of Immigrants in Virginia’s Economy

Report Author: 
Sara Okos, Sookyung Oh and Michael Cassidy
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Oct

Critical Assets: The State of Immigrants in Virginia's Economy

Immigrants in Virginia are well educated, more prosperous than their counterparts nationally and more likely to be business owners than native-born Virginians, finds this study by The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis.  

Q&A Guide to Arizona v. United States

Report Author: 
Ben Winograd
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Jul

IPC - Q&A Guide to Arizona v USA

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