This first-of-its-kind report provides an objective overview of the impact of immigrant entrepreneurs and professionals on the U.S. Economy.
The Ethnic Composition of U.S. Inventors (click to view)
The contributions of immigrants to U.S. technology formation are staggering. While the foreign-born account for just over 10 percent of the U.S. working population, they represent 25 percent of the U.S. science and engineering workforce and nearly 50 percent of those with doctorates.
How Much Does Immigration Boost Innovation? (click to view)
The authors measure the extent to which skilled immigrants increase innovation in the United States by exploring individual patenting behavior as well as state-level determinants of patenting.
America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Part V (click to view)
Foreign national students have come to the United States to study and have participated in some of the most advanced academic research efforts to date. They lend enormous brainpower to the development of technological and scientific innovations that benefitted America.
America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Part IV (click to view)
Immigrants have historically provided one of America's greatest competitive advantages. A large and growing proportion of immigrants come with high levels of education and skill. Immigrants have co-founded firms such as Google, Intel, eBay and Yahoo.
America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Part II (click to view)
Intellectual Property, the Immigration Backlog and a Reverse Brain-Drain: America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Part III
America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Part III (click to view)
This research assesses the contribution of skilled immigrants in the creation of engineering and technology businesses and intellectual property in the United States. The authors found there was at least one immigrant key founder in 25.3 percent of all engineering and technology companies established in the U.S. between 1995 and 2005 inclusive. The authors estimate that, together, this pool of immigrant-founded companies was responsible for generating more than $52 billion in 2005 sales and creating just under 450,000 jobs as of 2005.