Chinese graduate students and U.S. Scientific productivity

Patrick Gaulé, Mario Piacentini

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Abstract

The migration of young Chinese scientists to undertake graduate studies in U.S. universities is arguably one of the most important recent episodes of skilled migration. Using a new data set covering around 16,000 Ph.D. graduates in 161 U.S. chemistry departments, we show that Chinese students have a scientific output during their thesis that is significantly higher than other students. In fact, conditional on acceptance into the same programs, Chinese students perform about as well as the awardees of the NSF doctoral fellowship program. These results shed new light on the benefits of student migration on scientific productivity of destination countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)698-701
Number of pages4
JournalReview of Economics and Statistics
Volume95
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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