Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Foreign-Born STEM Talent

June, 2023
IDA document: D-33421
FFRDC: Science and Technology Policy Institute
Type: Documents , Research Summary/Research Insights
Keith W. Crane See more authors
This IDA Research Summary describes economic benefits and losses from foreign STEM talent in the United States. The original report quantifies estimates of the economic benefits and costs to the United States of foreign STEM talent who visit, study or work in this country. The goal of the report was to assist in the formulation of policies to reduce economic losses associated with the misappropriation of U.S. trade secrets to competitor countries, in particular China.