The Role of Immigrants and Foreign Students in Science, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Ina Ganguli, Shulamit Kahn, and Megan MacGarvie, Organizers

April 27, 2018

Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, April 26
6:30 pm
Dinner at Bambara Restaurant (across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)
Friday, April 27
8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:35 am
Welcome Remarks
8:45 am
Michael Roach, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Henry Sauermann, European School of Management and Technology
John Skrentny, University of California at San Diego

U.S. Immigration Policies and the STEM Entrepreneurial Workforce (slides)
Discussant: Sarah Turner, University of Virginia and NBER
9:30 am
Kirk B. Doran, University of Notre Dame
Chungeun Yoon, University of Notre Dame

Immigration and Invention: Evidence from the Quota Acts (slides)
Discussant: Bruce A. Weinberg, The Ohio State University and NBER
10:15 am
10:30 am
J. David Brown, U.S. Census Bureau
John S. Earle, George Mason University
Mee Jung Kim, Sejong University
Kyung Min Lee, The World Bank

Are Immigrants More Innovative? Evidence from the Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (slides)
Discussant: Thomas Astebro, HEC Paris
11:15 am
Stefano Breschi, Bocconi University
Francesco Lissoni, Université de Bordeaux
Ernest Miguelez, Université de Bordeaux

Returnee Migrants' Self-selection: Evidence For Indian Inventors In The US (slides)
Discussant: Prithwiraj Choudhury, Harvard University
12:00 noon
Lunch and Panel
Aman Verjee, 500 Startups
Ben Waber, CEO of Humanyze
David Weil, Brandeis University
1:30 pm
Gaurav Khanna, University of California, San Diego
Munseob Lee, University of California San Diego

High-Skill Immigration, Innovation, and Creative Destruction (slides)
Discussant: Patricia Cortés, Boston University and NBER
2:15 pm
Anna Maria Mayda, Georgetown University
Francesc Ortega, Queens College and Graduate Center CUNY
Giovanni Peri, University of California, Davis and NBER
Chad Sparber, Colgate University
Kevin Y. Shih, Queens College CUNY

The Effect of H-1B Visas on Firms: Evidence from Publicly Traded Firms (slides)
Discussant: Jennifer Hunt, Rutgers University and NBER
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
Sari Pekkala Kerr, Wellesley College
William R. Kerr, Harvard University and NBER

High-Skilled Immigrant Networking and Innovation (slides)
Discussant: Anne N. Le Brun, Harvard University
4:00 pm
Ina Ganguli, University of Massachusetts Amherst and NBER
Patrick Gaule, University of Bristol

Will the U.S. Keep the Best and the Brightest (as Post-docs)? Career and Location Preferences of Foreign STEM PhDs (slides)
Discussant: Delia Furtado, University of Connecticut
4:45 pm