Exporting Knowledge: A Growth Industry

By Russ Kashian.

Published by Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies

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In any given year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater attracts more International Students than it sends overseas. As a result, there is a net economic gain to the community and region of this trade. This paper initiates the discussion of the attraction of International Students as an engine of economic growth; adding it as a topic in the field of economic development. This paper uses “input output analysis” in an effort to estimate the economic value of these students. While there is limited research directly in the area of the economic impact of International Students, this paper adds to a body of literature which often views the retention of these students as a “brain gain” for the host country. This paper looks at the immediate impact of their consumption and spending.

Keywords: Material and Immaterial Flows, Economic Growth, Development

Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.57-65. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 216.299KB).

Dr. Russ Kashian

Professor, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA

Professor Kashian has conducted extensive research in economic development and published in a wide variety of journals. Russ Kashian is a Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. He also serves as a Specialist for the University of Wisconsin Extension and is co-founder and director of the Fiscal and Economic Research Center at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. Professor Kashian’s major fields of research are regional planning and regional financial institutions. Much of Dr. Kashian’s research focuses on public finance policy and the relationship between public development policy and economic outcomes. Professor Kashian is also active in analyzing the financial outcomes of corporate structure and profitability.