Cornell University

Cornell Higher Education Research Institute

273 Ives Faculty Building, 607-255-4424

"Financing Higher Education Institutions
in the 21st Century"

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

May 22 - 23, 2001 

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The Politics and Governance of Public Higher Education
"In-State versus Out-of-State Students: The Divergence of Interests Between Public Universities and State Government" [1]
Jeff Groen (University of Michigan) and Michelle J. White (University of California, La Jolla)
"Governmental Structure, Trustee Selection and Public University Prices and Spending: Multiple Means to Similar Ends." [2]
Robert Lowry (Iowa State University)
Annual Giving to Private Colleges and Universities
"The Determinants of Donative Revenue Flows of Alumni of Higher Education: An Empirical Investigation" Carli Cochi-Ficano and Brendan M. Cunningham (Hartwick College)
"The Sources and Uses of Giving at Private Research Universities"
(related graphs)
Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Christopher Smith (Cornell University)
"The Effect of University Endowment Growth on Giving: Is There Evidence of Crowding Out?" Sharon Oster (Yale University)
Funding Changes in Public Higher Education
"Financing State Colleges and Universities: What Is Happening to the 'Public' in Public Higher Education?" [3]
(accompanying tables)
Travis Reindl and Dana Brower (American Association of State Colleges and Universities)
"National Trends in State Fiscal Tax Effort in Higher Education"
(accompanying tables)
King Alexander (University of Illinois)
Institutional and State Gains from Enrollments
"The Revenue Implications of Transfer Students at American Colleges and Universities" John J. Cheslock (University of Arizona)
"Trade in Cross University Training: Cross-State Variation in the Production and Use of College Educated Labor" [4]
John Bound (University of Michigan) and Sarah Turner (University of Virginia)
Keynote Paper
"Scrounging We Must: Reflections on the Whys and Wherefores of Higher Education Finance" Nancy Cantor, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan, and Paul N. Courant, Associate Provost for Academic and Budgetary Affairs at the University of Michigan

[1] Groen, Jeffrey A. and Michelle J. White, "In-State versus Out-of-State Students: The Divergence of Interest between Public Universities and State Governments," Journal of Public Economics. (forthcoming)

[2] Robert C. Lowry, "Governmental Structure, Trustee Selection and Public University Prices and Spending: Multiple Means to Similar Ends," American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 845-861, October 2001.

[3] Reindl, Travis and Dana Brower, "Financing State Colleges and Universities: What Is Happening to the 'Public' in Public Higher Education?" AASCU Perspectives, Vol. 2, No. 1, May 2001.

  • [4] Bound, John, Jeffrey Groen, Gábor Kézdi and Sarah Turner, "Trade in University Training: Cross-State Variation in the Production and Use of College-Educated Labor," Journal of Econometrics. (forthcoming)
  • NBER Working Paper W8555: http://papers.nber.org/papers/W8555