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Are Foreign Stem PhDs More Entrepreneurial? Entrepreneurial Characteristics, Preferences and Employment Outcomes of Native and Foreign Science & Engineering PhD Students

Michael Roach, Henry Sauermann, John Skrentny

NBER Working Paper No. 26225
Issued in September 2019

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We thank the organizers of the NBER Conference on “The Role of Immigrants and Foreign Students in Science, Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, as well as Ben Rissing and Stephan Yale-Loehr for helpful comments. We are indebted to Megan MacGarvie and Shulamit Kahn for their guidance on the development of this chapter. Roach and Sauermann appreciate support from the National Science Foundation (SciSIP Award 1262270) and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty Fellowship. Skrentny appreciates support from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award B2012-51 and NSF National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics Award 1322945. Any opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations are those of the authors and do not reflect the view of the funding agencies, nor of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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