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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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Are Black Colleges Producing Today's African-American Lawyers? 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (1997-01-01)
      In past years, almost all of America's black lawyers came from historically black colleges and universities because these schools were the only ones that would admit black students. Today, it appears that black colleges ...
    • Are School Superintendents Rewarded for “Performance”? 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Chaykowski, Richard P.; Ehrenberg, Randy Ann (1988-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This chapter presents analyses of the compensation and mobility of school superintendents in New York State during the 1978-79 to 1982-83 period. The focus is on school superintendents because they are the chief ...
    • Black Youth Nonemployment: Duration and Job Search: Comment 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (1986-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Holzer's paper has a number of attributes that I find very appealing. It focuses on an important topic and uses two different data bases to test the robustness of its findings. It uses alternative specifications ...
    • 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.
    • Changing the Education of Scholars: An Introduction to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Graduate Education Initiative 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Zuckerman, Harriet; Groen, Jeffrey A.; Brucker, Sharon M. (2009-01-01)
      [Excerpt] In 1991 the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation launched the Graduate Education Initiative (GEI) to improve the structure and organization of PhD programs in the humanities and social sciences and to combat the high rates ...
    • Collective Bargaining and Staff Salaries in American Colleges and Universities 

      Klaff, Daniel B.; Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (2003-10-01)
      Previous studies of union wage effects in higher education have examined faculty salaries, but not staff salaries. This study, using data from a 1997-98 survey conducted by the Association of Higher Education Facilities ...
    • Collective Bargaining in American Higher Education 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Klaff, Daniel B.; Kezbom, Adam T.; Nagowski, Matthew P. (2004-01-01)
      [Excerpt] No discussion of governance in higher education would be complete without a consideration of the role of collective bargaining. Historically, most researchers interested in the subject have directed their attention ...
    • Comments on Geraghty, Márquez, and Vizcarra 

      Boyer, George R. (2003-06-01)
      Professor Boyer reviews and comments upon the three dissertations that were finalists for the Alexander Gerschenkron Prize in 2002.
    • Comparable Worth in the Public Sector 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Smith, Robert (1987-01-01)
      [Excerpt] At the theoretical level, we conclude that the case for comparable worth rests on the argument that the current distribution of female employees is based on discriminatory barriers which existing legislation have ...
    • Comparable-Worth Wage Adjustments and Female Employment in the State and Local Sector 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Smith, Robert S. (1987-01-01)
      Our paper simulates the likely effects of a comparable-worth wage-adjustment policy in the state and local sector on female employment in the sector. The simulation is based on estimates of within-occupation male/female ...
    • Compensating Wage Differentials for Mandatory Overtime 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Schumann, Paul L. (1981-11-01)
      Our paper estimates the extent to which employees are compensated for an unfavorable job characteristic, being required to accept mandatory assignment of overtime, by receiving higher straight—time wages. Our estimating ...
    • Compliance with the Overtime Pay Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Schumann, Paul L. (1982-04-01)
      [Excerpt] The evidence presented in this paper strongly suggests that non-compliance with the overtime pay provisions of the FLSA is a nontrivial problem. Our analyses of the May 1978 CPS data indicated that at least 9.6 ...