Panel: Is There a STEM Worker Shortage?

By CIS on May 14, 2014

The Center for Immigration Studies released a new report on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) employment at a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 20. The new report examines the state of the STEM labor market – both the availability of workers and long-term wage trends. Two of the nation’s leading experts on STEM employment joined the panel to discuss this new research and to place this information in the context of current immigration reform proposals in Congress, which call for an increase in the number of STEM workers allowed into the country, based on claims of a worker shortage.



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Michael Teitelbaum, Ph.D.: Senior Research Associate, Harvard Law School; Former Vice President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; Commissioner and Vice Chair, U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform headed by the late Barbara Jordan; and author of the new book, Falling Behind?: Boom, Bust & the Global Race for Scientific Talent (Princeton University Press)

B. Lindsay Lowell, Ph.D.: Director of Policy Studies, Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University; Director of Research, U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform headed by the late Barbara Jordan; labor analyst at the U.S. Department of Labor; and co-author of the widely cited "Guestworkers in the high-skill U.S. labor market" (Economic Policy Institute)

Steven Camarota, Ph.D.: Director of Research, Center for Immigration Studies, and author of the new report

Moderator: Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies