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|June 2016||Producing Humanities PhDs among BAs at Doctoral Institutions|
with Todd R. Jones: w22372
|December 2015||Changing Faculty Employment at Four-Year Colleges and Universities in the United States|
with Liang Zhang, Xiangmin Liu: w21827
|August 2015||An Evaluation of The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship's Effect on PhD Production at Non-UNCF Institutions|
with Sarah J. Prenovitz, Gary R. Cohen, George H. Jakubson: w21451
Published: Sarah J. Prenovitz & Gary R. Cohen & Ronald G. Ehrenberg & George H. Jakubson, 2016. "An evaluation of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship's effect on PhD production at non-UNCF institutions," Economics of Education Review, .
|October 2011||Adverse Selection and Incentives in an Early Retirement Program|
with Kenneth T. Whelan, Kevin F. Hallock, Ronald L. Seeber: w17538
Published: “Adverse Selection and Incentives in Early Retirement Programs” (with K. Whelan, K. Hallock, and R. Seeber) Research in Labor Economics (2012)
|December 2009||Do Trustees and Administrators Matter? Diversifying the Faculty Across Gender Lines|
with George H. Jakubson, Mirinda L. Martin, Joyce B. Main, Thomas Eisenberg: w15606
Published: “Diversifying the Faculty Across Gender Lines: Do Trustees and Admini strators Matter?” (with G. Jakubson, M. Martin, J. Main, and T. Eisenbe rg) Economics of Education Review (February 2012)
|August 2009||Do Expenditures Other Than Instructional Expenditures Affect Graduation and Persistence Rates in American Higher Education|
with Douglas A. Webber: w15216
Published: Webber, Douglas A. & Ehrenberg, Ronald G., 2010. "Do expenditures other than instructional expenditures affect graduation and persistence rates in American higher education?," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 29(6), pages 947-958, December. citation courtesy of
|June 2007||Diffusion of Common Application Membership and Admissions Outcomes at American Colleges and Universities|
with Albert Yung-Hsu Liu, Jesenka Mrdjenovic: w13175
|March 2006||Inside the Black Box of Doctoral Education: What Program Characteristics Influence Doctoral Students' Attrition and Graduation Probabilities?|
with George Jakubson, Jeffrey Groen, Eric So, Joseph Price: w12065
Published: Ehrenberg, R., G. Jakubson, J. Groen, E. So, and J. Price. “Inside the Black Box of Doctoral Education: What Program Characteristics Influence Doctoral Students Attention and Graduation Probabilities.” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (June 2007).
|Program Design and Student Outcomes in Graduate Education|
with Jeffrey Groen, George Jakubson, Scott Condie, Albert Yung-Hsu Liu: w12064
Published: Groen, J., G. Jakubson, R. Ehrenberg, S. Condie, and A. Liu. “Program Design and Student Outcomes in Graduate Education.” Economics of Education Review (April 2008).
|June 2005||Crafting A Class: The Trade Off Between Merit Scholarships and Enrolling Lower-Income Students|
with Liang Zhang, Jared Levin: w11437
Published: Ehrenberg, Ronald G., Liang Zhang, and Jared M. Levin. "Crafting a Class: The Trade-Off between Merit Scholarships and Enrolling Lower-Income Students." The Review of Higher Education 29, 2 (Winter 2006): 195-211.
|August 2004||Do Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Matter?|
with Liang Zhang: w10695
Published: Ehrenberg, Ronald G. and Liang Zhang. "Do Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Matter?," Journal of Human Resources, 2005, v40(3,Summer), 647-659. citation courtesy of
|April 2003||Who Bears the Growing Cost of Science at Universities?|
with Michael J. Rizzo, George H. Jakubson: w9627
Published: Ehrenberg, R. and P. Stephan (eds.) Science and the University. University of Wisconsin Press, 2007.
|February 2003||Resident and Nonresident Tuition and Enrollment at Flagship State Universities|
with Michael J. Rizzo: w9516
Published: Resident and Nonresident Tuition and Enrollment at Flagship State Universities , Michael Rizzo, Ronald G. Ehrenberg. in College Choices: The Economics of Where to Go, When to Go, and How to Pay For It, Hoxby. 2004
|August 2002||Why Do School District Budget Referenda Fail?|
with Randy A. Ehrenberg, Christopher L. Smith, Liang Zhang: w9088
Published: Ehrenberg, Ronald G., RAndy A. Ehrenberg, Christopher L. Smith, and Liang Zhang. "Why Do School District Budget Referenda Fail?" Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 26, 2 (2004): 111-125.
|May 2002||Studying Ourselves: The Academic Labor Market|
Published: Ehrenberg, Ronald G. "Studying Ourselves: The Academic Labor Market," Journal of Labor Economics, 2003, v21(2,Apr), 267-287.
|March 2002||Collective Bargaining and Staff Salaries in American Colleges and Universities|
with Daniel B. Klaff: w8861
Published: Daniel B. Klaff & Ronald G. Ehrenberg, 2003. "Collective bargaining and staff salaries in American colleges and universities," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 57(1), pages 92-104, October. citation courtesy of
|February 2002||Within State Transitions from 2-Year to 4-Year Public Institutions|
with Christopher L. Smith: w8792
Published: Ehrenberg, Ronald G. and Christopher L. Smith. "Analyzing The Success Of Student Transitions From 2- To 4- Year Institutions Within A State," Economics of Education Review, 2004, v23(1,Feb), 11-28.
|May 2001||The Sources and Uses of Annual Giving at Private Research Universities|
with Christopher L. Smith: w8307
Published: Alexander, F.K. and R. Ehrenberg (eds.) Maximizing Resources: Universities, Public Policy and Revenue Production. Jossey-Bass, 2003.
|September 2000||Paying our Presidents: What do Trustees Value?|
with John L. Cheslock, Julia Epifantseva: w7886
Published: Ehrenberg, Ronald G., John J. Cheslock and Julia Epifantseva. "Paying Our Presidents: What Do Trustees Value?" Review of Higher Education (Fall 2001).
|July 1999||The Impact of US News and World Report College Rankings on Admission Outcomes and Pricing Decisions at Selective Private Institutions|
with James Monks: w7227
Published: "U.S. News and World Report's College Rankings: Why Do They Matter," Change, Vol. 31, no. 6 (November/December 1999): 42-51.
|February 1999||Do Indirect Costs Rates Matter?|
with Jaroslava K. Mykula: w6976
|June 1996||Does It Pay To Attend An Elite Private College? Cross Cohort Evidence on the Effects of College Quality on Earnings|
with Dominic J. Brewer, Eric Eide: w5613
Published: Brewer, Dominic J., Eric R. Eide and Ronald G. Ehrenberg. "Does It Pay To Attend An Elite Private College? A Cross-Cohort Evidence On The Effects Of College Type On Earnings?," Journal of Human Resources, 1999, v34(1,Winter), 104-123.
|April 1996||The 1995 NRC Ratings of Doctoral Programs: A Hedonic Model|
with Peter J. Hurst: w5523
Published: Change, vol.28, no.3, pp.46-55. (May/June 1996)
|June 1995||Would Reducing Tenure Probabilities Increase Faculty Salaries?|
with Paul J. Pieper, Rachel A. Willis: w5150
Published: (Published as "Do Economics Departments with Lower Tenure Probabilities Pay Higher Faculty Salaries?") Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 80(November 1998): 503-512.
|March 1994||Do Teachers' Race, Gender, and Ethnicity Matter?: Evidence from NELS88|
with Daniel D. Goldhaber, Dominic J. Brewer: w4669
Published: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 48 (April 1995): 547-561.
|May 1993||Do Historically Black Institutions of Higher Education Confer Unique Advantages on Black Students: An Initial Analysis|
with Donna S. Rothstein: w4356
Published: Ronald Ehrenberg ed., Choices and Consequences: Contemporary Policy Issues in Education, (Ithaca, NY, ILR Press), 1994.
|March 1993||Did Teachers' Race and Verbal Ability Matter in the 1960's? Coleman Revisited|
with Dominic Brewer: w4293
Published: Economics of Education Review, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 1-21, (March 1995).
|May 1992||Do Doctoral Students' Financial Support Patterns Affect Their Times-to-Degree and Completion Probabilities|
with Panagiotis G. Mavros: w4070
Published: Journal of Human Resources, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 581-609, (Summer 1995). citation courtesy of
|June 1991||How Would Universities Respond to Increased Federal Support for Graduate Students?|
with Daniel I. Rees, Dominic J. Brewer: w3741
|January 1990||Faculty Turnover at American Colleges and Universities: Analysis of AAUP Data|
with Hirschel Kasper, Daniel I. Rees: w3239
Published: Economics of Education Review, Vol.10, No.2, 1991. citation courtesy of
|March 1989||School District Leave Policies, Teacher Absenteeism, and Student Achievement|
with Randy A. Ehrenberg, Daniel I. Rees, Eric L. Ehrenberg: w2874
Published: The Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 72-105, (Winter 1991). citation courtesy of
|August 1988||Econometric Analyses of the Empirical Consequences of Comparable Worth: What Have We Learned?|
Published: Comparable Worth: Analyses and Evidence. (eds.) M. Anne Hill and Mark R. Killingsworth. Vol. 1989, pp. 90-107, ILR Press: Ithaca, NY.
|June 1988||Advance Notice Provisions in Plant Closing Legislation: Do They Matter?|
with George H. Jakubson: w2611
Published: "Advanced Notification of Plant Closing: Does It Matter?" From Industrial Relations, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 60-71, (Winter 1989).
|Do Tournaments Have Incentive Effects?|
with Michael L. Bognanno: w2638
Published: Journal of Political Economy, Vol 98, No. 6, December 1990. "The Incentive Effects of Tournaments Revisited: Evidence from the European PGA Tour," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 74-89, February 1 990. citation courtesy of
|May 1988||An Economic Analysis of the Market for Law School Students|
Published: Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 39, No. 5, pp. 627-654, 1989.
|February 1987||Compensation and Firm Performance|
with George T. Milkovich: w2145
- Ehrenberg R.G. and G.T. Milkovich."Compensation and Firm Performance," Human Resources and the Performance of Firms, eds. M. Kleiner et al. Madison, Wisconsin: Industrial Relations Research Association, (1987).
- Shared Modes of Compensation and Firm Performance U.K. Evidence, Martin Conyon, Richard B. Freeman. in Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms, 1980-2000, Card, Blundell, and Freeman. 2004
|June 1986||Merit Pay for School Superintendents?|
with Richard P. Chaykowski, Randy A. Ehrenberg: w1954
- "Determinants of the Compenstation and Mobility of School Superintendents" From Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol.41, No.3, pp. 386-401,(April 1988).
- Ehrenberg, R.G., R.P. Chaykowski and R.A. Ehrenberg."Are School Superintendents Rewarded for Performance?" From Distributing Educational Resources Within Nations, States, School Districts, and Schools, edited by D. Monk, American Educational Finance Association Yearbook, 1988.
|October 1985||Employment While in College, Academic Achievement and Post-College Outcomes: A Summary of Results|
with Daniel R. Sherman: w1742
Published: Ehrenberg, Ronald G. and Daniel R. Sherman. "Employment While in College, Academic Achievement and Post-College Outcomes: A Summary of Results," Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 22, No. 1, Winter 1987, pp. 1-23. citation courtesy of
|Workers' Rights: Rethinking Protective Labor Legislation|
- Ehrenberg, Ronald G. "Workers' Rights: Rethinking Protective Labor Legislation," Research in Labor Economics, Vol. 8, Part B, 1986.
- D. Lee Bawden and Felicity Skidmore, editors, Rethinking Employment Policy, Washington DC: The Urban Institute Press, 1989.
|1985||Workers' Compensation, Wages, and the Risk of Injury|
Published: New Perspectives in Workers' Compensation, edited by John F. Burton, Jr.,pp. 71-96. New York: ILR Press, 1989.
|September 1984||Comparable Worth in the Public Sector|
with Robert S. Smith: w1471
- Ehrenberg, Ronald G. and Robert S. Smith."Comparable Worth Wage Adjustmentand Female Employment in the Public Sector," Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 5, No. 1, January 1987, pp. 43-62.
- Ehrenberg, Ronald G. and Robert S. Smith. "Comparable Worth in the Public Sector," Public Sector Payrolls, ed David A. Wise, Chicago: UCP, 1987.
- Comparable Worth in the Public Sector, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Robert S. Smith. in Public Sector Payrolls, Wise. 1987
|May 1984||The Social Security Student Benefit Program and Family Decisions|
with Rebecca A. Luzadis: w1357
Published: Ehrenberg, Ronald G. and Rebecca A. Luzadis. "The Social Security Student Benefit Program and Family Decisions," Economics of Education Review, Vol. 5 , No. 2, pp. 119-128, April 1986. citation courtesy of
|October 1983||Economic and Statistical Analysis of Discrimination in Hiring|
with Robert S. Smith: w1222
Published: Ehrenberg, Ronald G. and Robert S. Smith. "Economic and Statistical Analysis of Discrimination in Hiring." Proceedings of the 36 Annual Meetings ofthe Industrial Relations Research Association, ed. by Barbara Dennis, (1984), pp. 22-33.
|August 1983||Public Sector Labor Markets|
with Joshua L. Schwarz: w1179
Published: Ehrenberg, Ronald and Joshua Schwarz. "Public Sector Labor Markets." Handbook of Labor Economics, edited by Orley Ashenfelter and Richard Layard. North-Holland, 1986.
|November 1982||Optimal Financial Aid Policies for a Selective University|
with Daniel R. Sherman: w1014
Published: Ehrenberg, Ronald G. and Daniel R. Sherman. "Optimal Financial Aid Policies for a Selective University." Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 19, No. 2,(1984), pp. 202-230. citation courtesy of
|October 1982||Cost-of-Living Adjustment Clauses in Union Contracts|
with Leif Danziger, Gee San: w0998
Published: Ehrenberg, Ronald G., Leif Danziger and Gee San. "Cost-of-Living Adjustment Clauses in Union Contracts: A Summary of Results." Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 1, No. 3, (July 1983), pp. 215-245.
|December 1981||Compliance with the Overtime Pay Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act|
with Paul L. Schumann: w0815
Published: Ehrenberg, Ronald G. and Schumann, Paul L. Compliance with the Overtime Pay Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act." Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 25, No. l (April 1982) pp. 159-181. citation courtesy of
|Estimating Wage-Fringe Trade-Offs: Some Data Problems|
with Robert S. Smith: w0827
|November 1981||Compensating Wage Differentials for Mandatory Overtime|
with Paul L. Schumann: w0805
Published: Ehrenberg, Ronald G. and Paul L. Schumann. "Compensating Wage Differentials for Mandatory Overtime." Economic Inquiry, Vol. 22, No. 4, (0ctober 1984), pp. 460-478. citation courtesy of
|July 1981||The Effect of Unions on Productivity in the Public Sector: The Case of Libraries|
with Joshua L. Schwarz: w0717
- Ehrenberg, Ronald G. and Schwarz, Joshua L. "The Effect of Unions on Productivity in the Public Sector: The Case of Libraries." The Economics of Municipal Labor Markets, edited by Werner Hirsch & Anthony Rufolo. Los Angeles: Industrial Relations Section, (1982).
- Ehrenberg, Ronald, Daniel R. Sherman and Joshua L. Schwarz. "Unions and Productivity in the Public Sector: A Study of Municipal Libraries." Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 36, No. 2 (January 1983), pp. 199-2 13.
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