EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS’ IMPACT ON FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
by William Hagerty
Abstract – Job creation, specifically through foreign direct investment, is extremely important for states in providing jobs for their citizens. This study determines ways to increase foreign direct investment, this study analyzes the impact foreign exchange students participating in educational exchange programs has on the number of jobs created by foreign companies. After running multivariate regression analysis methods with several independent control variables, it was found that there is a significant, quantifiable correlation between the number of exchange students participating in the J-1 Visa program and the amount of jobs created in each state.