Public versus Private University Presidents Pay Levels and Structure
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A number of existing studies have examined the determinants of private university presidents' compensation, but none have estimated the recent earnings differential between public and private university presidents. This paper fills this void and estimates that public university presidents earn approximately 50 percent less than observably comparable private university presidents. This salary discount is robust to controls for institutional size, quality, wealth, individual characteristics of the office holder, and estimation technique.
higher education; compensation; public institutions; private institutions
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