Argument: The free flow of students across borders improves international trade
- Debate archive: Governments and universities everywhere should compete to attract qualified students regardless of nationality or residence
Supporting quotes from the Economist Online Debate Series
- Granito, commenter. Economist Online Debate Series. December 11, 2007 16:31 - "As students graduate from universities they are quite likely to remain in the area or country where they graduated to work. Even if they leave the country they have a large network of friends, professors, and employers at the country where they studied. These are all potential business contacts that could increase trade between the two countries."