Measuring Globalisation: OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators 2010

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This second edition of the OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators presents a broad range of indicators showing the magnitude and intensity of globalisation. This process is becoming increasingly important for policymakers and other analysts, hence the need for a volume that brings together the existing measures, based on national data sources and comparable across countries. Together, the indicators shed new light on financial, technological and trade interdependencies within OECD and non-OECD countries.

Measures of globalisation include indicators on capital movements and foreign direct investments, international trade, the economic activity of multinational firms and the internationalisation of technology. In addition, the 2010 edition also includes indicators linked to the current financial crisis, portfolio investments, environmental aspects and the emergence of global value chains.



S&E doctorates awarded and postdoctoral appointments to foreign citizens in the United States

The United States, like France and the United Kingdom, educates large numbers of foreign students. Of the 45 600 doctorates awarded in 2006, two-thirds were in science and engineering (S&E) and 38% of new graduates in these fields were foreign citizens with temporary visas. Over the past decade, the US higher education system has granted an average of 9 500 new S&E doctorates to foreign citizens each year; the number exceeded 12 700 in 2006.


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