Giovanni Peri's Research on H-1B Visas and Employment Rates featured in Forbes

Migration research culster

Important new research concludes immigration restrictions that prevent companies from hiring high-skilled foreign nationals in the U.S. represent bad economic policy and are counterproductive.  New research has concluded high-skilled foreign nationals on H-1B temporary visas contribute to America’s productivity in important ways. “When we aggregate at the national level, inflows of foreign STEM [science, technology, engineering and math] workers explain between 30% and 50% of the aggregate productivity growth that took place in the United States between 1990 and 2010,” according to economists Giovanni Peri (UC, Davis), Kevin Shih (RPI) and Chad Sparber (Colgate University).

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