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2005 Working Papers
CHERI WP 85 (PDF, 54 KB) "Key Issues Facing Trustees of National Research Universities In The Decade Ahead" (December 2005) Ronald Ehrenberg
CHERI WP 84 (PDF, 200 KB) "Union and Union Threat Premiums Among Graduate Student Stipends" (December 2005) Albert Yung-Hsu Liu
CHERI WP 83 (PDF, 124 KB) "Inside The Black Box of Doctoral Education: What Program Characteristics Influence Doctoral Students' Attrition and Graduation Probabilities?" (December 2005) forthcoming in "Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis", forthcoming in S. Conlin-Kickert and R. Rothenstein eds, Reducing Inequality in Higher Education (Russell Sage) Ronald Ehrenberg, George Jakubson, Jeffrey Groen, Eric So and Joseph Price
CHERI WP 82 (PDF, 379 KB) "Should Top Universities Be Led By Top Researchers and Are They?" (October 2005) forthcoming in the Journal of Documentation, Volume 62 (2006) Amanda Goodall
CHERI WP 81 (PDF, 212 KB) "Relative Tuition Levels and the Educational Focus of First-time Fulltime Community College Students" (September 2005) forthcoming in the Economics of Education Review Andrew Nutting
CHERI WP 80 (PDF, 379 KB) "Title IX Compliance and Preference for Men in College Admissions" (September 2005) James Monks
CHERI WP 79 (PDF, 90 KB) "Reducing Inequality in Higher Education: Where do We Go From Here?" (September 2005) Ronald Ehrenberg
CHERI WP 78 (PDF, 101 KB) "The Changing Nature of the Faculty and Faculty Employment Practices" (September 2005) published in the The New Balancing Act in the Business of Higher Education (Elgar, 2006) Ronald Ehrenberg
CHERI WP 77 (PDF, 49 KB) "The Perfect Storm and the Privatization of Public Higher Education" (September 2005) published in Change, (Jan/Feb 2006) Ronald Ehrenberg
CHERI WP 76 (PDF, 216 KB) "The Influence of the U.S. News and World Report Collegiate Rankings on the Matriculation Decision of High-Ability Students: 1995-2004." (September 2005) forthcoming in the Economics of Education Review Amanda Griffith and Kevin Rask
CHERI WP 75 (PDF, 109 KB) "Marriage and Graduate Student Outcomes" (July 2005) Joseph Price
CHERI WP 74 (PDF, 121 KB) "Community College Revenue Disparities: What Accounts for an Urban College Deficit?" (July 2005) Alicia Dowd
CHERI WP 73 (PDF, 153 KB) "Equity and Efficiency of Community College Appropriations: The Role of Local Financing" published in the Review of Higher Education (2006) Alicia Dowd and John Grant
CHERI WP 72 (PDF, 103 KB) "If Community College Students Are so Poor Why Do Only 16.9% Of Them Receive Pell Grants?" (April 2005) published in Community College Journal of Research and Practice (April/May 2006) Richard Romano and Timothy Millard
CHERI WP 71 (PDF, 172 KB) "Crafting A Class: The Trade Off Between Merit Scholarships and Enrolling Lower-Income Students" published in the Review of Higher Education, (Winter 2006) Ronald Ehrenberg, Liang Zhang, and Jared Levin
CHERI WP 70 (PDF, 111 KB) "Going Broke by Degree: A Review Essay" published in the Journal of Labor Research (April 2005) Ronald Ehrenberg
CHERI WP 69 (PDF, 389 KB) "Declining PhD Attainment of Graduates of Selective Private Academic Instutions" (April 2005) published in Education Finance and Policy (Winter 2007) Ronald Ehrenberg, Jeffrey Groen, and Mathew Nagowski
CHERI WP 68 (PDF, 33 KB) "The SUNY Tuition Guarantee Proposal" (March 2005) Ronald Ehrenberg
CHERI WP 67 (PDF, 1 MB) "The Effects of Class Size on Student Achievement in Higher Education" (February 2005) forthcoming in the Economics of Education Review Edward Kokkelenberg, Michael Dillon, and Sean Christy
CHERI WP 66 (PDF, 163 KB) "Do Community College Students Benefit When Transferring with Other Transfers?: A Cross-Section Peer Effects Analysis" (February 2005/Updated September 2008) Andrew Nutting
CHERI WP 65 (PDF, 74 KB) "Graduate Education, Innovation and Federal Responsibility" (February 2005); published in the Communicator (2005) Ronald Ehrenberg
CHERI WP 64 (PDF, 177 KB) "Do Measures of College Quality Matter?: The Effect of College Quality on Graduates' Earnings" (February 2005) published in the Journal of Higher Education (Summer 2005) Liang Zhang
CHERI WP 63 (PDF, 211 KB) "Crowd Out or Opt Out: The Changing Landscape of Doctorate Production in American Universities" (February 2005) Liang Zhang
CHERI WP 62 (PDF, 165 KB) "Post-Baccalaureate Wage Growth within Four Years of Graduation: The Effects of College Quality and College Major" (February 2005) published in Research in Higher Education (June 2005) Scott Thomas and Liang Zhang
CHERI WP 61 (PDF, 343 KB) "Quest for Knowledge and Pursuit of Grades: Grade Information and Inflation at an Ivy League School?" (January 2005) Talia Bar and Asaf Zussman
CHERI WP 60 (PDF, 105 KB) "Why Do Field Differentials In Average Faculty Salary Vary Across Universities?" (revised June 2005) published in the Economics of Education Review (June 2006) Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Marquise McGraw, and Jesenka Mrdjenovic