One underrated benefit of immigration? Higher innovation
Jan 9, 2023

One underrated benefit of immigration? Higher innovation

Immigration has been found to have a litany of benefits for the host country, but one that's often underappreciated is the boost in innovation brought by new arrivals. We chat with Marketplace's Chris Farrell about a study that goes into the details. Also, a look at Brazil's economy amid a tenuous political situation. And, Chinese captain of industry Jack Ma is giving up control of Alibaba's financial affiliate Ant Group. 

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Measuring immigrants' impact on innovation

Chris Farrell says that immigrants can benefit the US economy in hard-to-quantify ways, such as innovation.
Immigrants stand for the national anthem before becoming American citizens. Chris Farrell says that datasets often underestimate the positive impact immigrants have on the economy.
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The team

Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Jarrett Dang Digital Producer (gone fishing)
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
Katie Barnfield Producer, BBC
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC