Silicon Valley off to Asia?

The Presidential candidates have been out there this week debating mightily about the U.S. economy, trade and jobs.

While a lot of the talk has been about manufacturing jobs and rebuilding America’s infrastructure, there is also discussion of the gradual export of “knowledge” or innovation work overseas.

Dieter Ernst, a senior fellow in Economics Study at the Center, has been thinking and publishing on the issue of “innovation offshoring” for some time. For a look at his recent opinion piece on the topic as well as his proposals to deal with the “brain drain,” go HERE.

Are the candidates listening? Should they be talking more about this important topic?