CHERI was established in the fall of 1998 to provide a vehicle for interdisciplinary research on higher education. Faculty and administrators affiliated with CHERI come from 5 different Cornell colleges and other academic institutions around the world. CHERI's current research interests include the implications of the growing dispersion of wealth across academic institutions, the growing costs and importance of science to universities, the financial challenges facing public higher education, the changing nature of the faculty, governance in academic institutions, improving PhD programs in the humanities and associated social sciences, improving persistence rates in STEM Field majors, and reducing inequality in access to higher education. Over the years, CHERI has received its core funding from the Atlantic Philanthropies and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and has received supplementary support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Lumina Foundation for Education, and the TIAA-CREF Institute.
I have just added two new CHERI Working Papers: "The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship's Effects on PhD Production at Non-UNCF Institutions: An Evaluation" (WP161) by Ronald Ehrenberg, Sarah Prenovitz, Gary Cohen and George Jakubson and "University Endowment Growth: Assessing Policy Proposals" (WP162) by Ross Milton and Ronald Ehrenberg.
Cheri Working Paper 160 (WP160), "Coauthors and Collaborations" by Ronald G. Ehrenberg, is now available.
"What's the Future of Public Higher Education? A Review Essay on Public No More: A New Path to Excellence for America's Public Universities" by Ronald Ehrenberg is our newest CHERI Working Paper, WP159.
I have just added another working by Kevin Kniffin and Andrew Hanks. This paper is titled: "Boundary Spanning in Academia: Antecedents and Near-Term Consequences of Academic Entrepreneurialism." WP158.
"Revisiting Gladwell's Hockey Players: Influence of Relative Age Effects Upon Earning the PhD" by Kevin Kniffin and Andrew Hanks is our most recent CHERI Working Paper, WP157.
We have just added another paper from Professor Monks as CHERI Working Paper WP156: "Institutional Variation in Enrollment of Low-Income Students: The Role of Prices, Financial Aid Policies and Selectivity".
James Monks, from the Department of Economics from the University of Richmond, has contributed the most recent CHERI Working Paper: "Revenue Shares and Monopsonistic Behavior in Intercollegiate Athletics" WP155.
"The Other Debt Crisis" by Ronald Ehrenberg and Ross Milton has just been added to the site as Working Paper 154 WP154.
Ross Milton and Ronald Ehrenberg have worked together to author CHERI's newest working paper: "Decomposing the Dispersion of Higher Education Endowments", WP153.
Two new working papers have been added to the CHERI website:
"The Lifetime Earnings Premia of Different Majors: Correcting for Selection Based on Cognitive and Noncognitive, and Unobserved Factors" by Douglas Webber. WP152
"Decomposing the Dispersion of Higher Education Endowments" by Ross Milton and Ronald Ehrenberg. WP 153