Brain Drain Benefits to the USA Less Than They Could Be
Posted on August 22, 2007 Comments (7)
Study Points to ‘Brain-Drain’ of Skilled U.S. Immigrant Entrepreneurs to Home Countries. I am not totally sure reverse brain drain is the proper term. It appears to me this is really saying the size of the brain drain, coming to the USA, is less than it could be (many brains that came are returning). Yes in some senses it is a brain drain from the USA but still…
“These findings are important, highlighting the invaluable contribution of foreign nationals to our country’s technological and economic vitality,” said Duke Provost Peter Lange, the university’s top academic officer. “We know from our own experience here that students from China, India and other nations can play an outstanding role in advancing knowledge and creating new jobs, especially in cutting-edge fields.”
I don’t think this result is going to decrease. And I believe the actual loss of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs born in the USA for significant portions of their careers to other countries will increase dramatically over the next 25 years. I agree that it is in the interests of the USA to try and retain the ‘Brain Drain’ advantages it has been receiving.