A study commissioned by the US National Bureau of Economic Research surveyed Chemistry graduates for their preferred career and location after obtaining their doctoral degree. They found that foreign students are generally more interested in academic careers than U.S. students, even when controlling for ability and comparing students from similar subfields and programs. And they found that foreign students prefer academic positions in the US over those abroad. So they conclude that the US is not doing too bad a job in retaining talented foreign graduates for postdoc positions.
July 15, 2019