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    • A Brief Guide to the AAUP Salary Data 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (2004-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The AAUP data not only document faculty salary levels, but may also play a role in determining future levels. They represent average data for all full-time faculty members at the university, excluding faculty in ...
    • A Brief Review of the Literature on Earnings Mobility in Developing Countries 

      Fields, Gary S. (2008-02-20)
      [Excerpt] The literature on income and earnings mobility falls into three categories: 1. Macro mobility studies address the entire economy. They ask the question, how much income mobility and/or earnings mobility is there ...
    • A Guide to Multisector Labor Market Models 

      Fields, Gary S. (2004-11-01)
      [Excerpt] This is a paper on labor markets. Why are labor markets important to economic development? Many individuals and institutions, including the World Bank and the regional development banks, seek “a world free of ...
    • A Labor Market Approach to the Crisis of Health Care Professionals in Africa 

      Andalón, Mabel; Fields, Gary S. (2011-02-01)
      This paper adopts a labor market economics perspective to understanding the crisis of healthcare professionals in Africa. Five challenges resulting from this crisis are identified: a production challenge, an underutilization ...
    • A Little Now for a Lot Later: A Look at a Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program 

      Jackson, Clement (Kirabo) (2007-01-01)
      I analyze a program implemented in Texas schools serving underprivileged populations that pays both students and teachers for passing grades on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. Using a difference-in-differences strategy, ...
    • A Public Lecture: Labour Markets and Economic Development 

      Fields, Gary S. (2006-06-01)
      [Excerpt] I want to put forward three propositions to you based on decades of work in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. First, economic development can be (but need not be) a win-win-win situation - for businesses, for ...
    • A Welfare Economic Analysis of Labor Market Policies in the Harris-Todaro Model 

      Fields, Gary S. (2005-02-01)
      This paper presents a welfare economic analysis of the benefits of various labor market policies in the Harris-Todaro labor market model. The policies considered are a policy of modern sector job creation, which I call ...
    • Absenteeism and the Overtime Decision 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (1970-06-01)
      [Excerpt] Upon reading the congressional hearing on the Overtime Pay Penalty Act of 1964, one cannot fail to be impressed by the emphasis that management places on absenteeism as a primary cause of overtime. The argument ...
    • Academic Labor Supply 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (1991-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The plan of this study is as follows. In the remainder of this chapter, some background data are presented on the academic labor market and new Ph.D. production in the United States. Chapter 7 describes a schematic ...
    • Accounting for Income Inequality and its Change: A New Method, With Application to the Distribution of Earnings in the United States 

      Fields, Gary S. (2002-10-01)
      [Excerpt] This paper devises a new method for using the information contained in income-generating equations to "account for" or "decompose" the level of income inequality in a country and its change over time. In the ...
    • Adam Smith Goes to College: An Economist Becomes an Academic Administrator 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (1999-01-01)
      [Excerpt] I have conducted research and taught classes on the economics of higher education for almost 20 years. I spent the last three years as a senior central administrator and executive officer of Cornell University. ...
    • Adjusting Imperfect Data: Overview and Case Studies 

      Vilhuber, Lars (2005-10-05)
      [Excerpt] In this chapter, instead of using the similarity in the cleaned datasets to investigate economic fundamentals, we focus on the differences in the underlying ‘dirty’ data. We describe two data elements that remain ...
    • Advance Notice Provisions in Plant Closing Legislation: Do They Matter? 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Jakubson, George H. (1988-06-01)
      This paper evaluates the cases for and against plant closing legislation. In spite of the growth of legislative efforts in the area, there has been surprisingly little effort devoted to analyzing what the effects are of ...
    • Adverse Selection and Incentives in an Early Retirement Program 

      Whelan, Kenneth T.; Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Hallock, Kevin F.; Seeber, Ronald L. (2011-10-01)
      We evaluate potential determinants of enrollment in an early retirement incentive program for non-tenure-track employees of a large university. Using administrative record on the eligible population of employees not covered ...
    • Aging, Job Satisfaction, and Job Performance 

      Mitchell, Olivia S.; Levine, Phillip B.; Pozzebon, Silvana (1990-01-01)
      The national trend to earlier retirement is surprising in light of conventional wisdom holding that older workers are healthy, satisfied and productive employees -- sometimes even more so than their younger counterparts. ...
    • American Higher Education in Transition 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (2012-01-01)
      [Excerpt] In public higher education, tuition increases in recent decades have barely offset a long-run decline in state appropriations per full-time equivalent student. State appropriations per full-time equivalent student ...
    • American Law Schools in a Time of Transition 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (2011-12-07)
      [Excerpt] I will argue that reports of law school unintentionally or intentionally misreporting a variety of types of data to USNWR should not be surprising; we have long seen similar problems occurring with respect to its ...
    • An Economic Analysis of the Market for Law School Students 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (1988-05-01)
      This study utilizes data from a number of sources to estimate how lawyers' starting salaries relate to their ability, the quality of law school they attended, and whether the law school was a private institution. Based ...
    • An Empirical Analysis of Risk, Incentives, and the Delegation of Worker Authority 

      DeVaro, Jed; Kurtulus, Fidan Ana (2007-06-20)
      [Excerpt] The notion of a negative relationship between risk and incentives is a central prediction of agency theory. A vast literature has failed to find consistent empirical support for this prediction, with some studies ...
    • Analysis of the Workforce and Workplace for Rheumatology, and the Research Activities of Rheumatologists Early in Their Careers 

      Desjardins, Claude; St. Clair, E. William; Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (2010-05-18)
      [Excerpt] The scope and scale of clinical research is unknown for any medical or surgical specialty beyond snapshots of the broad aims and expenditures of research programs sponsored by federal agencies or the pharmaceutical ...