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    • Career's End: A Survey of Faculty Retirement Policies 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (2001-07-01)
      There are almost as many ways to retire from the academy as there are types of schools. But, as a recent study shows, institutional planning can prevent unpleasant surprises.
    • Cornell Confronts the End of Mandatory Retirement 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Matier, Michael W.; Fontanella, David (2001-01-01)
      [Excerpt] In July 1995, the first author of this paper was appointed vice president of academic programs, planning and budgeting at Cornell and, at his initiative, a joint faculty-administrative committee was subsequently ...
    • Do Economics Departments With Lower Tenure Probabilities Pay Higher Faculty Salaries? 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Pieper, Paul J.; Willis, Rachel A. (1998-11-01)
      The simplest competitive labor market model asserts that if tenure is a desirable job characteristic for professors, they should be willing to pay for it by accepting lower salaries. Conversely, if an institution unilaterally ...
    • Econometric Studies of Higher Education 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (2003-01-15)
      [Excerpt] The economics of higher education goes back at least to Adam Smith, who suggested over 200 years ago in the Wealth of Nations that professors should get paid based upon the number of students enrolled in their ...
    • Faculty Retirement Policies after the End of Mandatory Retirement 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Rizzo, Michael J. (2001-10-01)
      [Excerpt] The findings we report above have implications for both institutions and their faculty members. In some states, rapidly growing college age cohorts will require academic institutions to hire large numbers of new ...
    • How Would Universities Respond to Increased Federal Support for Graduate Students? 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Rees, Daniel J.; Brewer, Dominic J. (1993-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This paper has demonstrated that doctorate-producing universities respond to changes in the number of FTSEG students supported on external funds by altering the number of FTSEG students that they support on ...
    • Institutional Responses to Increased External Support for Graduate Students 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Rees, Daniel J.; Brewer, Dominic J. (1993-11-01)
      This paper uses institutionally based data to estimate how universities would respond to increased federal support for graduate students. It demonstrates that doctorate-producing universities do respond to changes in the ...
    • No Longer Forced out: How One Institution Is Dealing with the End of Mandatory Retirement 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (1999-05-01)
      : [Excerpt] Why should academic institutions or their faculty care about the end of mandatory retirement for tenured faculty, which became effective in January 1994? From the perspective of an individual tenured faculty ...
    • Prospects in the Academic Labor Market for Economists 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (2004-04-01)
      [Excerpt] American colleges and universities are increasingly substituting nontenure track full-time and part-time faculty for full-time tenured and tenure track faculty. Moreover, institutions of public higher education, ...
    • Studying Ourselves: The Academic Labor Market 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (2002-05-03)
      [Excerpt] The study of academic labor markets by economists goes back at least to Adam Smith’s suggestion in The Wealth of Nations that a professor’s compensation be tied to the number of students that enrolled in his ...
    • The Changing Distributions of New Ph.D. Economists and Their Employment: Implications for the Future 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (1999-07-01)
      [Excerpt] Academic careers are no longer the be-all and end-all for economics Ph.D. students, and the findings and background provided by Siegfried and Stock help to explain why this is so. The median age at which individuals ...
    • The Changing Nature of Faculty Employment 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Zhang, Liang (2005-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The last two decades of the twentieth century saw a significant growth in the shares of faculty members in American colleges and universities that are part-time or are full-time without tenure-track status (Anderson ...
    • The Changing Nature of the Faculty and Faculty Employment Practices 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (2006-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The nature of faculty employment practices at American colleges and universities is changing rapidly. So too is the gender, racial and ethnic composition of American faculty members. These changes, along with the ...
    • The Flow of New Doctorates 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (1992-06-01)
      [Excerpt] As noted by Bowen and Sosa, their projections of the supply side of the academic labor market, which are typical of those used in other studies, are based on a number of simplifying assumptions. Similarly, their ...