Project Director: Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D.
Funder: The National Science Foundation
Kerr examines the impacts of immigrant entrepreneurs in the U.S.
This project examines the role of immigrant entrepreneurs in fostering innovation, creating jobs, and growing the U.S. economy. It identifies how skilled immigrants choose to start firms, what the effects are for overall U.S. innovation and employment, and which specific geographic areas and industries are most affected by the process. The results reveal entirely novel information that is of significant importance both for the public discussion on the impacts of immigration, as well as for actual science and innovation policy making and design of immigration programs.