H1 and F1 employees have been an invaluable asset to Duet Health – from our inception through today. And quite frankly, we have had the luxury of making some great friends and learning about their cultures in the process. I treasure these experiences and would encourage other organizations to do the same. We want to be competitive and we want the best people to come and join our Duet team. We need to think about talent on a global level.
That amounts to $1,345 per each additional H-1B worker, according to Gaurav Khanna, CGD senior fellow and assistant professor of economics at the public policy school at the University of California-San Diego.
“A lot of these gains are because of the fact that the tech sector is also where a lot of the innovation happens in the economy,” Khanna, who co-authored the paper with Nicolas Morales, told Fortune. “What that does is raise the productivity of other parts of the economy as well.”