Moving that span forward two years and using the exact same model results in a LOSS of 1.21 jobs for every foreign-born student.

The Information Technology Industry Council, the Partnership for a New American Economy, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found that “every foreign-born student who graduates from a U.S. university with an advanced degree and stays to work in STEM creates 2.62 jobs for American workers.”

The claim that “every foreign-born student who graduates from a U.S. university with an advanced degree and stays to work in STEM creates 2.62 jobs for American workers” is totally bogus.

You can see a full analysis of it at http://econdataus.com/amjobs.htm but the clearest refutation of this claim is likely at http://econdataus.com/amjobs1.htm#section16 .

The 2.62 number comes from applying a model to 2000-2007.  Moving that span forward two years and using the exact same model results in a LOSS of 1.21 jobs for every foreign-born student.

A model that gives radically different results for slightly different years would seem to be a hopelessy flawed and useless model.

Yet nobody quoting this number has every addressed this fact.

1 comment for “Moving that span forward two years and using the exact same model results in a LOSS of 1.21 jobs for every foreign-born student.

  1. April 27, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Thanks for posting this. I would challenge anyone who believes that the 2.62 number has any validity to address the results shown at http://econdataus.com/amjobs1.htm#section16 . So far, I know of nobody quoting this stat who has acknowledged, much yet addressed, this fact. They all just continue to quote it like parrots.

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