The High Cost of Coming to America

The High Cost of Coming to America: “An absurd scenario? Perhaps–but barriers like these face many scientists who apply for a visa to visit the United States. That most are willing to put up with them testifies to the importance of the United States in world science. But to some, the transaction costs are simply too high, and as we saw recently in the case of Goverdhan Mehta, more and more scientists are simply saying ‘no.’”