National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

To strengthen the theoretical and empirical research base on high-skilled immigration

  • Amount $682,228
  • City Cambridge, MA
  • Investigator William Kerr
  • Initiative Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST)
  • Year 2013
  • Program Research
  • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance

This grant supports efforts by William Kerr of the Harvard Business School and Sara Turner of the University of Virginia to establish a research network focusing on advancing theoretical and empirical research on high-skilled immigration. Over the next three-and-a-half years, the new research center will convene leading experts from labor economics, international trade, industrial organization, education, and other fields; develop a compelling research agenda; and publish the results of their work. Supported activities include an ongoing series of workshops, conferences, and panels; honoraria and travel expenses for researchers; funds for data acquisition; and fellowship support for one post-doctoral and three pre-doctoral scholars.

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