Ronald Ehrenberg

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Ronald Ehrenberg

Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics 
Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow 
Director of the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute (CHERI)
Economics

Overview

Ronald G. Ehrenberg is the Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics at Cornell University and a
Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow. He also is Director of the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute. From July 1, 1995
to June 30, 1998 he served as Cornell’s Vice President for Academic Programs, Planning and Budgeting

Ehrenberg served as an elected member of the Cornell Board of Trustees from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2010. Governor David Paterson
nominatedhim for membership on the SUNY Board of Trustees in May 2009. His appointment was confirmed by the New York State Senate in
March 2010.He currently chairs the Board's Academic Affairs Committee and is a member of its Executive, Communications and External Affairs,
Finance and Administration, Research and Economic Development, and system wide provost search committees.

He received a B.A. in mathematics from Harpur College (SUNY Binghamton) in 1966, M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University
in 1970, an Honorary Doctor of Science from SUNY in 2008, and an HonoraryDoctor of Humane Letters from Penn State University in 2011.
A member of the Cornell faculty for 40 years, Ehrenberg has authored or co-authored over 160 papers and authored or edited 26 books.

Ehrenberg was the founding editor of Research in Labor Economics, and served a ten-year term as co-editor of the Journal of
Human Resources. He has served, or is serving, on several editorial boards and as a consultant to numerous governmental agencies and commissions and
university and private research corporations. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow at IZ
A (Berlin), was a member of the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association, chaired the AAUP Committees on Retirement and the Economic Status
of the Profession, and is Past President of the Society of Labor Economists. He also chaired the National Research Council's Board of Higher Education
and served on its committee on Gender Differences in the Careers of Science, Engineering and Mathematics Faculty Measuring Higher Educati
on Productivity and Research Universities committees, on the NACUBO Endowment Advisory Panel and on The College Boards Rethinking Student Aid Study Group.

Currently, he is a Fellow of the Society
of Labor Economists, the TIAA-CREF Institute, the American Educational Research Association,and the Labor and Employment Relations
Association; a member of the National Academy of Education; and a National Associate of the National Academies of Science and Engineering.

The Society of Labor Economists presented him with the Jacob Mincer Award, in 2011, for lifetime contributions to the field of labor economics.
In 2013, the Association for the Study of Higher Education presented him with the Howard Bowen Distinguished Career Award for advancing the field
through extraordinary scholarship, leadership and service. In recognition of all of his achievements and contributions to Cornell University,
in 2014 Cornell honored him by creating the Ronald G. Ehrenberg Professorship in Labor Economics position at the university.

Coauthor of the leading textbook, Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy (12th ed.), his recent research has focused on higher
education issues. He is the editor of American University: National Treasure or Endangered Species (Cornell University Press, 1997) and the
author of Tuition Rising: Why College Costs So Much (Harvard University Press, 2002). He is the editor of Governing Academia
(Cornell University Press, 2004), and What’s Happening to Public Higher Education? (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007), and
coeditor of Science and the University (University of Wisconsin Press,2007) and Doctoral Education and the Faculty of the Future
(Cornell University Press, 2008). Ehrenberg is a coauthor of Educating Scholars: Doctoral Education in the Humanities (Princeton University Press, 2010)

Ehrenberg has supervised the dissertations of 45 Ph.D. students and served on committees for countless more. He is also passionate about
undergraduate education, involves undergraduate students in his research, and has co-authored papers with a number of these undergraduates.
In 2003, ILR-Cornell awarded him the General Mills Foundation Award for Exemplary Undergraduate Teaching.In 2005, he was named a
Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, the highest award for undergraduate teaching that exists at Cornell.

Finally, Ehrenberg has served as a consultant to faculty and administrative groups and trustees at a number of colleges and universities on issues
relating to tuition and financial aid policies, faculty compensation policies, faculty retirement policies, and other budgetary and planning
issues. Among the institutions he has worked with are Brandeis University, Oberlin College, Northeastern University, The University of North
Carolina, the University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University, the U.S. Naval Academy, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the
Rochester Institute of Technology, Smith College, the Suffolk University Law School, Albany University (SUNY), George Washington University,
the University of Akron, and University of Vermont, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Sarah J Prenovitz, Gary R Cohen, George Jakubson. . An Evaluation of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship's Effect on PhD Production, CHERI Working Paper 161 (submitted for publication).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. . Coauthors and Collaborations, CHERI Working Paper 160 (submitted for publication). 31.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. . Coauthors and Collaborations, CHERI Working Paper 160 (submitted for publication).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, . . University Endowment Growth';Assessing Policy Proposals, Education Finance and Policy (under second review).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2014. What's the Future of Public Higher Education: A Review Essay on "Public No More", Journal of Economic Literature. 52(4):1142-1150.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2013. American Law Schools in a Time of Transition, Journal of Legal Education.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Ross T Milton, . 2013. Decompsing the Dispersion of Higher Education Endowments, Educational Finance and Policy.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Richard W Patterson,, Andrew V Key. 2013. `Faculty Members on Boards of Trustees, Academe. 99(3):13-18.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2013. Is the Golden Age of the Private Research University Over? , Change. 45:16-23.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Kevin Hallock, Ronald Seeber, Kenneth T Whelan. 2012. Adverse Selection and Incentives in an Early Retirement Program, Research in Labor Economics. 36:159-190.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, George Jakubson, Mirinda L Martin, Joyce B Main, Thomas Eisenberg. 2012. Diversifying the Faculty Across Gender Lines; Do Trustees and Administrators Matter?, Economics of Education Review. 31(February):9-18.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2012. American Higher Education in Transition, Journal of Economic Perspectives. 26(1):193-216.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, claude desjardins, ellen w seeley. 2011. Dissecting the Workforce and Workplace for Clinical Endocrinology and the Work of Endochronologists Early in Their Careers, journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 96
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2010. Analyzing the Factors that Influence Persistence Rates in STEM Field Majors: Introduction to the Symposium, Economics of Education Review. 29(6):888-891.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, claude i desjardins, E W St. Clair. 2010. Analyzing the Workforce and the Workplace for Rheumatology and the Research Activity of Rheumatologists Early in Their Careers, arthritis and rheumatism. 62(12):3528-3536.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, douglas webber. 2010. Do Expenditures Other than Instructional Expenditures Affect Graduation and Persistence Rates in American Higher Education, Economics of Education Review. 29(6):947-958.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2010. Financing and Restructuring Graduate Education in the Future, Communicator (Council of Graduate Schools). 43(9):1-3.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, liang zhang. 2010. Faculty Employment and R&D Expenditures at Research Universities, Economics of Education Review. 29(3):543-552.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, douglas webber. 2010. Student Services Expenditures Matter, Change Magazine. 42(3):36-39.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Harriet zuckerman, jeffrey groen, sharon brucker. 2010. Educating Scholars: Implications for Graduate Deans, Communicator (Council of Graduate Schools). 43(1):6-7.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Joyce B Main. 2009. Females on Academic Boards of Trustees: Slow But Steady Progress, Trusteeship. 17(2):34-35.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Harriet Zuckerman. 2009. Recent Trends in Funding for the Academic Humanities and Their Implications, Daedalus. 138(1):124-146.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Albert Y Liu. 2009. The Common Application When Competitors Compete, Change. 41(1):48-53.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Jeffrey Groen, George Jakubson, Scott Condie, Albert Liu. 2008. Program Design and Student Outcomes in Graduate Eduation, Economics of Education Review. 27(2):111-124.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, George Jakubson, Jeffrey A Groen, Eric So, Joseph Price. 2007. Inside the Black Box of Doctoral Education: What Program Characteristics Influence Doctoral Students' Attrition and Graduation Probabilities?, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. 29(2).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Jeffrey A Groen, Matthew P Nagowski. 2007. PhD Attainment of Graduates of Selective Private Academic Institutions, Education Finance and Policy. 2(1):100-110.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Marquise Mcgraw, Jesenka Mrdjenovic. 2006. Why Do Field Differentials in Average Faculty Salary Vary Across Universities?, Economics of Education Review. 25(3).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Deborah J Anderson, John J Cheslock. 2006. Gender Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics: Determinants of Title IX Compliance, Journal of Higher Education. 77(2):225-250.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Liang Zhang, Jared M Levin. 2006. Crafting A Class: The Trade Off Between Merit Scholarships and Enrolling Low Income Students, Review of Higher Education. 29(2):195-211.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2006. The Perfect Storm and the Privatization of Higher Education, Change. 38(1):46-53.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2005. Going Broke by Degree: A Review Essay, Journal of Labor Research. 26(4):739-752.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2005. Method or Madness? Inside the USNWR College Rankings, Journal of College Admissions. 189:29-35.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Liang Zhang. 2005. Do Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Matter, Journal of Human Resources. 40(3):647-659.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2005. Why Universities Need Institutional Researchers and Institutional Researchers Need Faculty Members More Than Both Realize, Research in Higher Education. 46(3):349-363.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2004. Changes in the Academic Labor Market for Economists, Journal of Economic Perspectives.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2004. Econometric Studies of Higher Education, Journal of Econometrics. 121(1):19-37.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Michael J Rizzo. 2004. Financial Forces and the Future of American Higher Education, Academe. 90(4).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Randy A Ehrenberg, Christopher L Smith, Liang Zhang. 2004. Why Do Budget Referenda Fail?, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. 26(2):111-125.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2004. Don’t Blame Faculty for Increasing Tuition: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, Academe. 90(2):20-46.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Christopher L Smith. 2004. Analyzing the success of student transitions from 2- to 4-year institutions within a state, Economics of Education Review. 23(1).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Daniel B Klaff. 2003. Collective Bargaining and Staff Salaries in American Colleges and Universities, Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 57(1):92-104.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, C L Smith. 2003. The Sources and Uses of Giving at Selective Private Research Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges, Economics of Education Review. 22(3).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2003. Studying Ourselves: The Academic Labor Market, Journal of Labor Economics. 21(2):267-287.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2003. Unequal Progress: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, Academe. 89(2).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2003. Reaching for the Brass Ring: The U.S. News & World Report Rankings and Competition, Review of Higher Education. 26(2):145-162.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Dominic J Brewer, Adam Gamoran, J Douglas Willms. 2001. Does Class Size Matter?, Scientific American. 285(5):78-85.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2001. Faculty Retirement Policies After the End of Mandatory Retirement, TIAA-CREF Report, Dialogue No. 69.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, John Jesse Cheslock, Julia Epifantseva. 2001. Paying Our Presidents: What Do Trustees Value?, Review of Higher Education. 25(1):15-37.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2001. Career's End: A Survey of Faculty Retirement Policies, Academe. 87(4).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2001. Don't Shy From Retirement Questions, Trusteeship. 9(4):8-13.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Julia Epifantseva. 2001. Has the Growth of Science Crowded Out Other Things at Universities?, Change. 33(4):46-51.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Dominic J Brewer, Adam Gamoran, J Douglas Willms. 2001. Class Size and Student Achievement, Psychological Science in the Public Interest. 2(1):1-30.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2001. Will Trustees Tame Tuition?, Trusteeship. 9(1):8-12.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Dmitry Kotlyarenko. 2000. Ivy League Athletic Performance: Do Brains Win?, Journal of Sports Economics. 1(2):139-150.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2000. Financial Forecasts for the Next Decade, The Presidency.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, James Monks. 1999. U.S. News and World Report College Rankings: Why Do They Matter?, Change. 31(6).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1999. The Changing Distribution of New Ph.D. Economists and Their Employment: Implications for the Future, Journal of Economic Perspectives.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1999. No Longer Forced Out: How One Institution is Dealing with the End of Mandatory Retirement, Academe. 85(3).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1999. My Life and Economics, American Economist. 43(1).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1999. Adam Smith Goes to College: An Economist Becomes an Academic Administrator, Journal of Economic Perspectives. 13(1):99-116.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Dominic J Brewer, Eric Eide. 1999. Does it Pay to Attend an Elite Private College? Cross-Cohort Evidence on the Effects of College Type on Earnings, Journal of Human Resources. 34(1):104-123.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1999. In Pursuit of Universitywide Objectives, Change. 31(1):28-31.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Paul J Pieper, Rachel A Willis. 1998. Do Economics Departments with Lower Tenure Probabilities Pay Higher Faculty Salaries, Review of Economics and Statistics. 80(4):503-512.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Eric Eide, Dominic Brewer. 1998. Does it Pay to Attend an Elite Private College? Evidence on the Effects of Undergraduate College Quality on Graduate School Attendance, Economics of Education Review. 17(4).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Peter J Hurst. 1998. The 1995 NRC Rankings of Graduate Programs: A Hedonic Model (expanded technical version of the 1996 Change article), Economics of Education Review.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Dominic J Brewer. 1996. Does It Pay to Attend an Elite Private College?, Research in Labor Economics. 15
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Peter J Hurst. 1996. The 1995 NRC Ratings of Doctoral Programs: A Hedonic Model, Change. 28(3):46-50.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1996. Are Black Colleges Producing Today's African-American Lawyers?, Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. 14:117-119.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Panagiotis G Mavros. 1995. Do Doctoral Students' Financial Support Patterns Affect Their Times to Degree and Completion Probabilities?, Journal of Human Resources. 30(3):581-609.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Daniel D Goldhaber, Dominic J Brewer. 1995. Do Teachers' Race, Gender and Ethnicity Matter?: Evidence From NELS88, Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 48
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Dominic J Brewer. 1995. Did Teachers' Verbal Ability and Race Matter in the 1960's?: Coleman Revisited, Economics of Education Review. 14(1).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Dominic J Brewer. 1994. Do School and Teacher Characteristics Matter? Evidence From High School and Beyond, Economics of Education Review. 13(1):1-17.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Daniel I Rees, Dominic J Brewer. 1993. Institutional Responses to Increased External Support for Graduate Students, Review of Economics and Statistics. 75(4):671-682.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, S Murphy. 1993. What Price Diversity? The Death of Need-Based Financial Aid at Selective Private Colleges?, Change.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1992. The Flow of New Doctorates, Journal of Economic Literature. 30(2):830-875.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Hirschel Kasper, Daniel I Rees. 1991. Faculty Turnover at American Colleges and Universities, Economics of Education Review. 10(2).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Randy A Ehrenberg, Daniel I Rees, Eric L Ehrenberg. 1991. School District Leave Policies, Teacher Absenteeism, and Student Achievement, Journal of Human Resources.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Michael L Bognanno. 1990. Do Tournaments Have Incentive Effects?, Journal of Political Economy.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, George Jakubson. 1990. Why WARN?, Regulation.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Michael L Bognanno. 1990. The Incentive Effects of Tournaments Revisited: Evidence From the European PGA Tour, Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 43(3):74S-88S.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1989. An Economic Analysis of the Market for Law School Students, Journal of Legal Education. 35(5).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, George Jakubson. 1989. Advance Notice Provisions in Plant Closing Legislation: Do They Matter?, Industrial Relations.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Richard P Chaykowski, Randy A Ehrenberg. 1988. Determinants of the Compensation and Mobility of School Superintendents, Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 41(3):386-401.
  • Robert Smith, Ronald Ehrenberg. 1987. Comparable Worth Wage Adjustments and Female Employment in the State and Local Sector, Journal of Labor Economics. 5(1):43-62.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Daniel Sherman. 1987. Effects of In-College Employment on Academic Achievement and Post-College Outcomes: A Summary of Results, Journal of Human Resources. 22(1):1-23.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1986. Workers' Rights: Rethinking Protective Labor Legislation, Research in Labor Economics. 8(Part B).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Rebecca A Luzadis. 1986. The Social Security Student Benefit Program and Family Decisions, Economics of Education Review. 5(2):119-128.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Leif Danziger, Gee San. 1984. Cost of Living Adjustment Clauses in Union Contracts, Research in Labor Economics. 6
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, P Schumann. 1984. Compensating Wage Differentials for Mandatory Overtime, Economic Inquiry.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Daniel Sherman. 1984. Optimal Financial Aid Policies for a Selective University, Journal of Human Resources. 19(2):202-230.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Leif Danziger, Gee San. 1983. Cost of Living Adjustment Clauses in Union Contracts: A Summary of Results, Journal of Labor Economics. 1(3):215-245.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Daniel Sherman, Joshua Schwarz. 1983. Unions and Productivity in the Public Sector: A Study of Municipal Libraries, Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 36(2):199-213.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, P Schumann. 1982. Compliance With the Overtime Pay Premium, Journal of Law and Economics.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Alan Marcus. 1982. Minimum Wages and Teenagers' Enrollment and Employment Outcomes: A Multinomial Logit Model, Journal of Human Resources. 17(1):39-58.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1981. Comments on E. G. West and R. J. Staaf, Public Choice. 36:641-645.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, R Butler. 1981. Estimating the Narcotic Effects of Public Sector Impasse Procedures, Industrial and Labor Relations Review.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Alan Marcus. 1980. Minimum Wage Legislation and the Educational Outcomes of Youth, Research in Labor Economics. 3
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1980. The Demographic Structure of Unemployment Rates and Labor Market Transition Probabilities, Research in Labor Economics. 3
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1980. The Economics of the Decision to Join a Union: Comment, Journal of Labor Research.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1980. Correlates of Underfunding of Public Sector Retirement Systems, Economic Inquiry.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1980. Retirement System Characteristics and Compensating Wage Differentials in the Public Sector, Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 33(4):470-483.
  • Robert Smith, Ronald Ehrenberg. 1979. Who Pays for Pensions in the State and Local Sector: Workers or Employers?, Industrial Relations Research Association Proceedings. 57-63.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1979. An Evaluation of Two Evaluations, Research in Labor Economics. 1(supplement).
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, B Barnow. 1979. The Costs of Defined Benefit Plans and Firm Adjustments, Quarterly Journal of Economics.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1979. The Effect of Tax Limitation Legislation on Public Sector Labor Markets: A Comment, National Tax Journal.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, D Hamermesh, G Johnson. 1977. Has Labor Economics Been Useful?, Industrial and Labor Relations Review.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1977. The Impact of Win 2: Reply, Journal of Human Resources.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1977. Household Allocation of Time and Religiosity: Replication and Extension, Journal of Political Economy. 85(2):415-423.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, S Goldberg. 1977. Officer Compensation and Performance in Local Building Trade Unions, Industrial and Labor Relations Review.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, R Oaxaca. 1976. Unemployment Insurance, Duration of Unemployment, and Subsequent Wage Gains, American Economic Review.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Gerald S Goldstein. 1976. Executive Compensation in Municipalities, Southern Economic Journal. 43(1):937-947.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, James G Hewlett. 1976. The Impact of the Win 2 Program on Welfare Costs and Recipient Rates, Journal of Human Resources. 11(2):219-232.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Gerald S Goldstein. 1975. A Model of Public Sector Wage Determination, Journal of Urban Economics.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Corry Azzi. 1975. Household Allocation of Time and Church Attendance, Journal of Political Economy. 83(1):27-56.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1974. Organizational Control and the Economic Efficiency of Hospitals: The Production of Nursing Services, Journal of Human Resources.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1973. Heterogeneous Labor, Minimum Hiring Standards and Job Vacancies in Public Employment, Journal of Political Economy.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1973. Municipal Government Structure, Unionization, and the Wages of Fire Fighters, Industrial and Labor Relations Review.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1973. Relative Wages, Incremental Budgeting and the Demand for State and Local Government Employees, American Economic Review.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1971. The Impact of the Overtime Premium on Employment and Hours in U.S. Industry, Western Economic Journal.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1971. Heterogeneous Labor, the Internal Labor Market, and the Dynamics of the Employment-Hours Decision, Journal of Economic Theory.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1970. Absenteeism and the Overtime Decision, American Economic Review.

Books

  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Harriet Zuckerman, Jeffrey Groen, Sharon Brucker. 2009. Educating Scholars: Doctoral Education in the Humanities. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Charlotte V Kuh. 2008. Doctoral Education and the Faculty of the Future. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008. Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Charlotte V. Kuh.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2007. Science and the University (co-editor). University of Wisconsin Press, 2007. Paula E Stephan, Ronald G Ehrenberg.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2007. Transformational Change in Higher Education: Positioning Colleges and Universities for Future Success (co-editor). in TIAA-CREF Series on Higher Education. Edward Elgar, 2007. Ronald G Ehrenberg, Madeleine d'Ambrosio.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2006. What’s Happening to Public Higher Education (editor). AGE/Praeger Series on Higher Education, 2006.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2004. Governing Academia (editor). Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 2004. Ronald G Ehrenberg.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2003. Maximizing revenue in higher education (co-editor). Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2003. F King Alexander, Ronald G Ehrenberg.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2000. Tuition Rising: Why College Costs So Much. Harvard University Press, 2000.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1997. The American University: National Treasure or Endangered Species? (editor). Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 1997. Ronald G Ehrenberg.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1994. Choices and Consequences: Contemporary Policy Issues in Education (editor). Ithaca NY: ILR Press, 1994. Ronald G Ehrenberg.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1994. Labor Markets and Integrating National Economies. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 1994.
  • Charles T Clotfelter, Ronald Ehrenberg, Malcolm Getz, John J Siegfried. 1991. Economic Challenges in Higher Education. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press, 1991.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1990. Do Compensation Policies Matter? (editor). Ithaca NY: ILR Press, 1990. Ronald G Ehrenberg.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, George Jakubson. 1988. Advance Notice Provisions in Plant Closing Legislation. Kalamazoo MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 1988.
  • Robert Flanagan, Robert Smith, Lawrence Kahn, Ronald Ehrenberg. 1988. Economics of the Employment Relationship. Glenview IL: Scott Foresman, 1988.
  • Robert J Flanagan, Ronald Ehrenberg, Robert Smith. 1984. Labor Economics and Labor Relations. Glenview IL: Scott, Foresman, 1984.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, P Schumann. 1982. Longer Hours or More Jobs?. NYSSILR Publications Division, 1982.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1979. The Regulatory Process and Labor Earnings. New York NY: Academic Press, 1979.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1972. The Demand for State and Local Government Employees: An Economic Analysis. Lexington MA: Lexington Books, 1972.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1971. Fringe Benefits and Overtime Behavior: Theoretical and Econometric Analysis. Lexington MA: Lexington Books, 1971.

Book Chapters

  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2014. Faculty in American Higher Education. in Encyclopedia of Education Economics & Finance. Los Angeles,CA: Sage Reference, 2014. Dominic Brewer and Lawrence Pincus. (329-333)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2014. Faculty in American Higher Education. in Encyclopedia of Education Economics & Finance. Los Angeles,CA: Sage Reference, 2014. Dominic Brewer and Lawrence Pincus. (329-333)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2014. Tuition and Fees, Higher Education. in Encyclopedia of Education Economics & Finance. Los Angeles,CA: Sage Reference, 2014. Dominic Brewer and Lawrence Pincus. (801-810)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2014. Coauthors and Collaborators (currently a CHERI working paper)- publication date is the date of the working paper. in Intellectural Collaborative Experiences. 2014. Michael Szenberrg and Lall Ramrattan. (Accepted)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2013. A Perspective on the Rising Costs of Higher Education. in The Rising Costs of Higher Education: A Reference Handbook. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Publlishers, 2013. John R. Thein. (Accepted)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2011. Rethinking the Professoriate. in Reinventing Higher Education: The Promise of Innovation. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2011. Ben Wildavsky,Andrew Kelly, and Kevin Casey. (101-128)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2009. The Economics of Tuition and Fees in Higher Education. in The International Encyclopedia of Education (3rd Edition). Oxford: Elsevier, 2009. Barry McGraw, Penelope Peterson, and Eva Baker.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2009. Generation X: Redefining the Norms of the Academy. in Generational Shockwaves and the Implications for Higher Education. Northampton MA: Edward Elgan, 2009. Donald Heller and Madelyn D'Ambrosio. (30-40)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Harriet Zuckerman, Jeffrey Groen, Sharon Brucker. 2008. The Graduate Education Initiative; Description and Preliminary Findings. in Doctoral Education and the Faculty of the Future. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008. Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Charlotte Kuh.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2008. Policy Considerations for Enhancing Student Access and Persistence in a World in Which Tuition Keeps Rising. in The New Role of Higher Education Attainment in Global Competitiveness and Income Opportunity. Washington DC: Aspen Institute, 2008. Dick Clark.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2007. Reducing Inequality in Higher Education: Where Do We Go From Here?. in Economic Inequality and Higher Education: Access, Persistence, and Success. Russell Sage Foundation, 2007. Stacy Dicert-Conlin, Ross Rubenstein.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Michael J Rizzo, George Jakubson. 2007. Who Bears the Growing Cost of Science. in Science and the University. Madison WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2007. Paula E Stephan, Ronald G Ehrenberg.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2006. The Changing Nature of the Faculty and Faculty Employment Practices. in The New Balancing Act in the Business of Higher Education. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2006. Robert L Clark, Madeleine d'Ambrosio.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2005. Key Issues Facing American Higher Education. in Higher Education in Canada. McGill-Queens University Press, 2005. Charles M Beach, Robin W Boadway, R Marvin McInnis.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Liang Zhang. 2005. The Changing Nature of Faculty Employment. in Recruitment, Retention and Retirement: The Three R’s of Higher Education in the 21st Century. Edward Elgar, 2005. R Clark, J Meads.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, A Kezsbom, Daniel Klaff, M Nagowski. 2004. Collective Bargaining in American Higher Education. in Governing Academia. Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 2004. Ronald G Ehrenberg.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2004. Does America Face a Shortage of Scientists and Engineers?. in The U.S. Scientific and Technical Workforce: Improving Data for Decision Making. Santa Monica CA: Rand Corporation, 2004. T Kelly.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2004. Resident and Non-Resident Tuition and Enrollment at Flagship State Universities. in College Choice: The Economics of Which College, When College, and How To Pay For It. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press, 2004. C Hoxby.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, C Smith. 2003. The Sources and Uses of Annual Giving at Private Research Universities. in Maximizing revenue in higher education. Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2003. F King Alexander, Ronald G Ehrenberg.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2001. The Supply of American Higher Education Institutions. in Ford Policy Forum 2001: Exploring the Economics of Higher Education. Cambridge MA: Forum for the Future of Higher Education, 2001. M McPherson, M Schapiro.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2001. Tuition Rising: Why College Costs So Much. in Forum Futures - Exploring the Future of Higher Education: 2000 Papers. San Francisco CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2001. Maureen Devlin, Joel W Meyerson.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Michael William Matier, David A Fontanella. 2000. Cornell University Confronts the End of Mandatory Retirement. in To Retire or Not: Retirement Policy and Practice in Higher Education. Philadelphia PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000. Robert L Clark, P Brett Hammond.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, D Rothstein, R Olsen. 1999. Do Historically Black Colleges and Universities Enhance the College Attendance of African American Youths?. in A Nation Divided. Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 1999. Phyllis Moen, Donna Dempster-McClain.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1997. The American University: Dilemmas and Directions. in The American University: National Treasure or Endangered Species?. Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 1997. R Ehrenberg.
  • Harry Katz, Isadore Blumen, Bob Aronson, Ronald Ehrenberg, Frank B Miller, Larry Williams. 1996. 10. The Academic Departments. in The ILR School at Fifty: Voices of the Faculty, Alumni & Friends. Ithaca NY: Cornell University, 1996. (165-194)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Donna S Rothstein. 1994. Do Historically Black Institutions of Higher Education Confer Unique Advantages on Black Students: An Initial Analysis. in Choices and Consequences: Contemporary Policy Issues in Education. Ithaca NY: ILR Press, 1994. R Ehrenberg.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Daniel I Rees, Dominic J Brewer. 1993. How Would Universities Respond to Increased Federal Support for Graduate Students. in Studies of Supply and Demand in Higher Education. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press, 1993. Charles T Clotfelter, Michael Rothschild. (183-206)
  • George Jakubson, Ronald Ehrenberg. 1993. Why WARN? The Impact of Recent Plant-Closing and Layoff Prenotification Legislation in the United States. in Employment Security and Labor Market Behavior. Ithaca NY: ILR Press, 1993. C Buechtemann.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1991. Academic Labor Supply. in Economic Challenges in Higher Education. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press, 1991. Charles T Clotfelter, Ronald G Ehrenberg, Malcolm Getz, John J Siegfried.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Richard P Chaykowski, Randy A Ehrenberg. 1988. Are School Superintendents Rewarded for Performance?. in Micro Level School Finance: Issues and Implications for Policy. American Educational Finance Association Yearbook, 1988. David H Monk.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, R Chaykowski. 1988. On Estimating the Effects of Increased Aid to Education. in The Public Sector Look of American Unions. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press, 1988. R Freeman, C Ichniowski.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1988. Workers' Compensation, Wages and the Risk of Injury. in New Perspectives in Workers' Compensation. Ithaca NY: ILR Press, 1988. John Burton.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, G Milkovich. 1987. Compensation and Firm Performance. in Human Resources and the Performance of Firms. Madison WI: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1987. M Kleiner.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, J Schwarz. 1987. Public Sector Labor Market. in Handbook of Labor Economics. North Holland, 1987. Orley Ashenfelter, R Layard.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1984. Evaluation Research and National Social Policy: An Academic Practitioner's Perspective. in Critical Thinking: Reading Across the Curriculum. Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 1984. Anne Bradstreet Grinols.
  • Robert Smith, Ronald Ehrenberg. 1983. Estimating Wage-Fringe Trade-Offs: Some Data Problems. in The Measurement of Labor Cost. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press for the National Bureau of Economic Research, Studies in Income and Wealth, 1983. Jack E Triplett.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1982. Dead End Jobs and Youth Unemployment: Discussion. in The Youth Labor Market Problem: Its Nature, Causes and Consequences. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press, 1982. Richard B Freeman, David A Wise.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, J Schwarz. 1982. The Effect of Unions on Productivity in the Public Sector: The Case of Municipal Libraries. in The Economics of Municipal Labor Markets. 1982. Werner Hirsch, Anthony Rufolo.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, P Schumann. 1981. The Overtime Pay Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. in Economics of Legal Minimum Wage. American Enterprise Institute, 1981. Simon Rottenberg.
  • Robert Smith, Ronald Ehrenberg. 1980. A Framework for Evaluating State and Local Government Pension Reform. in Public Sector Labor Markets (Papers on Public Economics Series Vol. 4). Urban Institute, 1980. Peter Mieszkowski, George Peterson.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1979. The Impact of Retirement Policies on Employment and Unemployment. in High Employment: Problems and Solutions. Tempe AZ: Arizona State University Press, 1979. Paul Burgess, Jerry Kingston.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, Orley Ashenfelter. 1975. The Demand for Labor in the Public Sector. in Labor in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1975. Daniel S Hamermesh.

Book Sections

  • Francine Blau, Ronald Ehrenberg. 1997. Introduction. in Gender and Family Issues in the Workplace. New York NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 1997. Francine Blau, Ronald G Ehrenberg.

Book Reviews

  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2008. Review of 'The Conditions for Admission: Access, Equity and the Social Contract of Public Universities' by John Aubrey Douglass. in Issues in Science and Technology. 2008. (87)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2005. Review of 'New Strategies For Educational Fund Raising' edited by Michael J Worth. in Journal of Higher Education. 2005. (110-111)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2004. Review of 'Shakespeare, Einstein and the Bottom Line: The Marketing of Higher Education' by David L Kirp. in Journal of Economic Literature. 2004. (1140-1142)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1997. Review of 'The Case for Tenure' by Matthew W Finkin. in Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 1997. (138-139)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1995. Review of 'The Cost of Talent' by Derek Bok. in Journal of Economic Literature. 1995. (245)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1993. Review of 'In Pursuit of the Ph.D.' by William G Bowen and Neil L Rudenstine. in Journal of Economic Literature. 1993. (907-909)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1990. Review of 'Prospects for Faculty in the Arts and Sciences' by William G Bowen and Julie Ann Sosa. in Journal of Economic Literature. 1990. (719-721)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1989. Review of 'An Incentives Approach to Improving the Unemployment Compensation System' by Paul L Burgess and Jerry L Kingston. in Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 1989. (469-470)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1989. Review of 'Incentives, Cooperation and Risk Sharing' edited by Haig R Nalbantian. in Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 1989. (473-474)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1988. Review of 'Labor Relations and the Litigation Explosion' by Robert J Flanagan. in Journal of Economic Literature. 1988. (734-735)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1987. Review of 'The Economic Analysis of Unions' by Barry T Hirsch and John T Addison. in Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 1987. (288)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1986. Review of 'Wage Indexation in the United States: COLA or unCOLA' by Wallace E Hendricks and Lawrence M Kahn. in Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 1986. (303)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1984. Review of 'Minimum Wage Regulation in the United States' by Belton M Fleisher. in Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 1984. (133-134)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1979. Review of 'Essays in Labor Market Analysis' by Orley Ashenfelter and Wallace E Oates. in Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 1979. (417-418)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1976. Review of 'The Davis-Bacon Act' by Armand J Thieblot. in Journal of Business. 1976. (435-436)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1974. Review of 'Discrimination in Labor Markets' edited by Orley Ashenfelter and Albert Rees. in Journal of Political Economy. 1974. (1053-1055)

Conference Proceedings

  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2005. Involving Undergraduate Students in Research to Encourage Them to Undertake Ph.D. Study in Economics. in American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings. 2005.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 2004. Two Different Worlds. in American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings. 2004.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1989. Econometric Analyses of the Empirical Consequences of Comparable Worth: What Have We Learned?. in Comparable Worth Analyses and Evidence. Ithaca NY: ILR Press, 1989. M Anne Hill, Mark R Killingsworth.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, P Rosenberg, J Li. 1988. Part-Time Employment in the United States. in Employment, Unemployment, and Labor Utilization. Winchester MA: Unwin Hyman, 1988. Robert A Hart.
  • Robert Smith, Ronald Ehrenberg. 1987. Comparable Worth in the Public Sector. in Public Sector Payrolls. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press for the National Bureau of Economic Research, 1987.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1987. On Overtime Hours Legislation. in Proceedings of a Symposium on Hours of Work and Overtime: Labour Market Issues. 1987.
  • Robert Smith, Ronald Ehrenberg. 1984. Economic and Statistical Analysis of Discrimination in Hiring. in Proceedings of the Industrial Relations Research Association, Winter 1983. Madison WI: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1984. (22-23)
  • Ronald Ehrenberg. 1979. Retirement Policies, Employment and Unemployment. in American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings. 1979.
  • Ronald Ehrenberg, R Oaxaca. 1976. Impact of Unemployment Insurance on the Duration of Unemployment and Post-Unemployment Wage. in Annual Winter Meetings of the Industrial Relations Research Association. Industrial Relations Research Association, 1976.

Selected Works

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Professional Activities

  • Issues Relating to FInancial AId. Presented to Dean, Cornell Collegte of Arts and Sciences. Cornell. 2015.
  • Differences in Early Academic Carreer Outcomes Among Humanities and Social Science Doctorates by Gender. Presented to association for education finance and policy. Washington DC. 2015.
  • Explaining Racial Differences in College Major Choice and Post College Aspirations' Evidence from the NLSF. Presented to association for education finance and policy. Washington DC. 2015.
  • Lessons Learned. Presented to Binghamton University. Binghatmon University. 2014.
  • Explaining Racial Differences in College Major Choice and Post College Aspirations' Evidence from the NLSF. Presented to Southern Economic Association. Atlanta Georgia. 2014.
  • Evaluating the Mellon Mays Fellowship Program. Presented to Univ of Texas Economics Department. Austin Texas. 2014.
  • is the Golden Age of the Private Research University Over. Presented to Cornell VP for Human resouices. ILR CC . 2014.
  • THe Golden Age of Higher Education is Over. Presented to Wake Forest University Economics Department. Wake Forest University. 2014.
  • The Goklen Age of Higher Education is Over. Presented to University of Maryland Baltimore County. UMBC-Baltimore Maryland. 2014.
  • The Golden Age of Higher Education is Over. Presented to National Association of College and University Business Officers. New York, NY. 2014.
  • Financial Issues Facing Cornell. Presented to Cornell United Religious Work. Cornell Campus. 2013.
  • My Life and Economics. Presented to Cornell Economics Society. Cornell Campus. 2013.
  • Moderated Higher Education Issues Student Discussion. Presented to Cornell Roosevelt Institute. Cornell Campus. 2013.
  • Financial Issues Facing Cornell. Presented to Cornell Trustee Council Office. Ithaca, NY. 2013.
  • Is the Golden Age of the Private Research University Over. Presented to Cornell Chemistry Department. Ithaca Campus. 2013.
  • Double Header: Growing Inequality of Endowments and the End of the Golden Age of the Private Research University. Presented to cornell university investment office. Ithaca NY. 2013.
  • The Golden Age of Higher Education is Over. Presented to Cornell Summer School/Continuing Education. Ithaca, NY. 2013.
  • Is the Golden Age of the Private Research University Over?. Presented to Oberlin College. Oberlin, Ohio. 2013.
  • what information on earnings should we provide to potential college students. Presented to american institute for research/george washington university. washington dc. 2013.
  • Is the Golden Age of the Private Research University Over?. Presented to George Washington University. Washington, DC. 2013.
  • Is the Golden Age of the Private Research Univeristy Over?. Presented to University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. 2013.
  • Is the Golden Age of the Private Research University Over. Presented to PCCW. Ithaca, NY. 2013.
  • Is the Golden Age of the Private Research University Over>. Presented to USC graduate school of Education. Los Angeles, CA. 2013.
  • Is the Golden Age of the Private Research University Over?. Presented to Federal Reserve Bank of NY. New York, NY. 2012.
  • Research Universities and the Future of America. Presented to Council on Governemnt Relations. Washington DC (via video). 2012.
  • Is the Golden Age of the Private Research University Over. Presented to emory university faculty senate. Atlanta, Georgia. 2012.
  • The Future of America's Public Research Universities. Presented to University of Vermont. Burlington Vermont. 2012.
  • The NRC Research University Report. Presented to Association of American Universities (AAU). New Orleans, LA (via videoconference). 2012.
  • On Becoming a Private and then Public University Trustee. Presented to Association of Board Secretaries (private research universities). Cornell University/Ithaca NY. 2012.
  • American Higher Education in Transition. Presented to CUNY System Administration. New York, NY. 2012.
  • American Higher Education in Transition. Presented to Marquette University. MIlwaukee Wisconsin. 2012.
  • American Law Schools in a Time of Transition. Presented to Association of American Law Schools. Washington DC. 2012.
  • Independent Colleges and Universities in a Time of Transition. Presented to Council of Independent Colleges. Marco Island, Florida. 2012.
  • What's Happening to Public Higher Education. Presented to SUNY Business Deans. SUNY Morrisville. 2011.
  • 2011 College of Education Commencement Address. Presented to Penn State University. University Park, PA. 2011.
  • Diversifying the Faculty: Do Trustees and Administrators Matter?. Presented to Northwestern University. Evanston Illinois. 2011.

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Society of Labor Economists.
  • Fellow, TIAA CREF Institute.
  • Member, National Academy of Social Insurance.
  • Glen G Bartle Distinguished Alumnus Award, Binghamton University.
  • Honorary Member, Quilll and Dagger (Cornell Undergraduate Honor Society).
  • Ronald G Ehrenberg Professorship in Labor Economics, ILR- Cornell University.
  • Howard Bowen Lifetime Distinguished Career Award, Assocation for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).
  • LERA Fellow, Labor and Employment Relations Association.
  • Member, National Academy of Education.
  • National Associate, National Academy of Science.
  • Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Pennsylvania State University. 2011
  • Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Achievement, Society of Labor Economists. 2011
  • Fellow, American Educational Research Association. 2008
  • Honorary Doctor of Science, State University of New York (SUNY). 2008

Contact

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Areas of Expertise

Other Areas of Expertise

Economics of Higher Education, Protective Labor Legislation and Social Insurance Programs, Employee Benefits and Compensation Policies