How the GOP Tax Plan Could Hurt Graduate Students — and American Research

“Unless this can be circumvented, it would be a major disincentive for people to go to graduate school,” said Claus O. Wilke, a professor of integrative biology at the University of Texas at Austin. And the impact of the measure, he said, would fall mostly on students who go into fields that provide a benefit to society without offering high pay… Mr. Wilke, who moved to Texas from Germany to pursue his research, said the bill in the U.S. House of Representatives could push more American students out of the country to seek their advanced degrees. “The people who are really good will go to Canada or Germany,” he said. “Does the United States want the best scientists moving away?”

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by Eric Kelderman, The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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