An Evaluation of the Foreign Student Program

15 Pages Posted: 30 Jul 2002

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George J. Borjas

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: July 2002

Abstract

This paper provides a cost-benefit evaluation of the foreign-student visa program. Although this program has grown substantially in recent years, there has been very little systematic study of whether the United States gains from this program. My evaluation concludes that although there are benefits from the program, there is also a substantial taxpayer subsidy to foreign students.

Keywords: Economics - Microeconomics, International Affairs/Globalization, International Security, Nonprofit Sector

Suggested Citation

Borjas, George J., An Evaluation of the Foreign Student Program (July 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=320248 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.320248

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