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Ehrenberg, Ronald G.

Works: 257 works in 1,195 publications in 3 languages and 22,064 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Contributor, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Ronald G Ehrenberg
Modern labor economics : theory and public policy by Ronald G Ehrenberg( Book )

194 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 2,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern Labor Economics provides a clear, comprehensive introduction to labor market behavior. In addition to presenting core theory in an accessible way, Ehrenberg and Smith apply theoretical concepts to the analysis of a wide variety of labor market policies and summarize the latest empirical findings."--Jacket
Tuition rising : why college costs so much by Ronald G Ehrenberg( )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ronald G. Ehrenberg explores the causes of tuition inflation, drawing on his many years as a teacher and researcher of the economics of higher education and as a senior administrator at Cornell University. Using incidents and examples from his own experience, he discusses a wide range of topics including endowment policies, admissions and financial aid policies, the funding of research, tenure and the end of mandatory retirement, information technology, libraries and distance learning, student housing, and intercollegiate athletics."--Jacket
Science and the university by Paula E Stephan( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and the University investigates the tremendous changes that have taken place in university research over the past several decades, gauging the current state of research in higher education and examining issues and challenges crucial to its future. Scientific research increasingly dominates the aims and agendas of many American universities, and this proliferation--and changes in the way research is conducted--has given rise to important questions about the interrelations of higher education, funding for scientific research, and government policy. The cost of doing science, the commercialization of university research, the changing composition and number of Ph. D. students, the effect of scientific research on other university programs--these are just a few of the many issues explored in this volume from the vantage points of scholars in such diverse fields as economics, biochemistry, genetics, and labor studies
Educating scholars : doctoral education in the humanities by Jeffrey A Groen( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the worldwide prestige of America's doctoral programs in the humanities, all is not well in this area of higher education and hasn't been for some time. The content of graduate programs has undergone major changes, while high rates of student attrition, long times to degree, and financial burdens prevail. In response, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 1991 launched the Graduate Education Initiative (GEI), the largest effort ever undertaken to improve doctoral programs in the humanities and related social sciences. The only book to focus exclusively on the current state of doctoral education in the humanities, Educating Scholars reports on the GEI's success in reducing attrition and times to degree, the positive changes implemented by specific graduate programs, and the many challenges still to be addressed. Over a ten-year period, the Foundation devoted almost eighty-five million dollars through the GEI to provide support for doctoral programs and student aid in fifty-four departments at ten leading universities. The authors examine data that tracked the students in these departments and in control departments, as well as information gathered from a retrospective survey of students. They reveal that completion and attrition rates depend upon financial support, the quality of advising, clarity of program requirements, and each department's expectations regarding the dissertation. The authors consider who earns doctoral degrees, what affects students' chances of finishing their programs, and how successful they are at finding academic jobs. Answering some of the most important questions being raised about American doctoral programs today, Educating Scholars will interest all thoseconcerned about our nation's intellectual future
What's happening to public higher education?( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ehrenberg (industrial and labor relations and economics, Cornell U.) joins higher education researchers, policy analysts, and administrators from universities in the US, who discuss the state of public higher education in 14 revised papers (plus two new ones to this volume) from a conference, "Assessing Public Higher Education at the Start of the 21st Century," at the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute in May of 2005. Citing the decrease in state funding as a major influence, they examine changes in the past 30 years, why they occurred, and their effect on graduation rates, as well as the importance of tenured faculty, the impact of more adjunct instructors, and experiences in 10 individual states. The final section examines the "privatization" of public universities, and what types of federal policies need to be put in place. Two of the papers have been published previously in other versions
Labor markets and integrating national economies by Ronald G Ehrenberg( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ultimately, economic integration, either with or without free labor mobility, poses issues relating to the trade-offs between efficiency and equity and to what each nation judges to be desirable levels of labor market standards. Ehrenberg argues that economic integration can take place between nations even though they may have very different levels of labor market standards and policies. However, he concludes, the political process may allow the benefits from increased trade and labor-capital mobility to be fully achieved only if nations systematically develop ways to have some of their labor market policies converge
Gender and family issues in the workplace by Francine D Blau( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Others caution that the current design of "family-friendly policies" may promote gender inequality by reinforcing the traditional division of labor within families. The various points of view combine to form an innovative and up-to-date investigation into women's chances for success and equality in the modern economy
Doctoral education and the faculty of the future by Ronald G Ehrenberg( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Doctoral Education and the Faculty of the Future, scientists, social scientists, academic administrators, and policymakers describe their efforts to increase and improve the supply of future faculty. They cover topics ranging from increasing undergraduate interest in doctoral study to improving the doctoral experience and the participation of under-represented groups in doctoral education."--Jacket
Governing academia : who is in charge at the modern university? by Ronald G Ehrenberg( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public concern over sharp increases in undergraduate tuition has led many to question why colleges and universities cannot behave more like businesses and cut their costs to hold tuition down. Ronald G. Ehrenberg and his coauthors assert that understanding how academic institutions are governed provides part of the answer.Factors that influence the governance of academic institutions include how states regulate higher education and govern their public institutions; the size and method of selection of boards of trustees; the roles of trustees, administrators, and faculty in shared governance at campuses; how universities are organized for fiscal and academic purposes; the presence or absence of collective bargaining for faculty, staff, and graduate student assistants; pressures from government regulations, donors, insurance carriers, athletic conferences, and accreditation agencies; and competition from for-profit providers.Governing Academia, which covers all these aspects of governance, is enlightening and accessible for anyone interested in higher education. The authors are leading academic administrators and scholars from a wide range of fields including economics, education, law, political science, and public policy.Contributors: Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Cornell University; James O. Freedman, Dartmouth College; Thomas H. Hammond, Michigan State University; Donald E. Heller, Pennsylvania State University; Benjamin E. Hermalin, University of California, Berkeley; Gabriel E. Kaplan, University of Colorado; Adam T. Kezsbom, Cornell University; Daniel B. Klaff, Cornell University; Susanne Lohmann, University of California, Los Angeles; Matthew P. Nagowski, Cornell University; Michael A. Olivas, University of Houston Law Center; Brian Pusser, University of Virginia; Sarah E. Turner, University of Virginia; John D. Wilson, Michigan State University
Longer hours or more jobs? : an investigation of amending hours legislation to create employment by Ronald G Ehrenberg( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformational change in higher education : positioning colleges and universities for future success by Madeleine d'Ambrosio( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a discussion on the management of transformational change in higher education as a key element of success. The text explores transformational change in a range of institutions from small teaching and community colleges to large comprehensive research universities
The regulatory process and labor earnings by Ronald G Ehrenberg( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Regulatory Process and Labor Earnings focuses on one form of government intervention in the marketplace-state regulation of public utilities. This book provides the most comprehensive study of labor costs in a regulated industry and includes a summary of a major econometric study. This text addresses a number of related issues, such as the effect of regulatory process to the structure of collective bargaining and labor earnings in regulated industries, legal rights of state utility commissions to deny proposed rate increases that are based on excessive upturns in labor cost, and inc
Governing academia by Ronald G Ehrenberg( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public concern over sharp increases in undergraduate tuition has led many to question why colleges and universities cannot behave more like businesses and cut their costs to hold tuition down. Ronald G. Ehrenberg and his co-authors assert that understanding how academic institutions are governed provides part of the answer
The American university : national treasure or endangered species? by Ronald G Ehrenberg( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past decade, America's research universities have been accused, with increasing frequency and passion, of a wide variety of sins. Universities do not devote enough attention to undergraduate education, the charge goes, or they pursue unnecessary research, or they award doctoral degrees that focus too narrowly and take too long to complete. What have these institutions done to provoke such criticism and why has financial support from both public and private sectors eroded? In The American University, a volume published in honor of Frank H.T. Rhodes, President Emeritus of Cornell University, distinguished scholars and administrators address these issues and suggest ways in which research universities can respond to current and future challenges. The challenges are complex, and the authors are willing to redefine fundamental objectives to rebuild public trust. Each essay addresses one of the issues on which the future of American research universities may pivot. What responsibilities does a university have to enhance social mobility? Why have the research partnerships between government and academia broken down? How comprehensive and how effective is undergraduate and graduate teaching? What are realistic prospects for the humanities and social sciences at the university, and what are the prospects for science and technology?
Economic challenges in higher education by Charles T Clotfelter( )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines three issues that will have a significant influences on all institutions of higher education in the United States: (1) the growth and composition of undergraduate enrollments; (2) the supply of faculty in the academic labor market; and (3) the skyrocketing cost of operating colleges and universities. Part 1 focuses on the demand for undergraduate education, with five chapters addressing the size and significance of such demand, patterns of enrollment and completion, explanations of demand, financial aid and public policy, and implications of recent enrollment trends. Part 2 focuses on the academic labor supply, with five chapters covering projections of shortages, a stock flow model of academic labor supply, decisions to undertake and complete doctoral study and choices of sector of employment, the demographic distribution of doctorates, and policies regarding the flow of new doctorates. Part 3 focuses on costs and productivity in American colleges and universities, with four chapters exploring cost inflation, expenditures, enrollment, and costs per student over time. (Contains approximately 430 references.) (Mdm)
Advance notice provisions in plant closing legislation by Ronald G Ehrenberg( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph provides empirical evidence of the effects of advance notice. Chapter 1 summarizes theoretical arguments for and against plant closing legislation and the evidence of the extent to which advance notice currently is provided to displaced workers in the United States. Chapter 2 presents a summary of prior empirical research on the effects of legislated, privately bargained, and voluntarily provided advance notice of displacement in the United States and Europe. The next four chapters contain new empirical research, which uses the Bureau of Labor Statistics 1984 Survey of Displaced Workers and other data sources. Findings are that having advance notice appears to reduce the probability that a displaced worker will suffer any spell of unemployment, but that it has no effect on the individual's duration of nonemployment if he/she becomes unemployed or on the individual's earnings if he/she becomes reemployed. Contrary to concerns of critics of advance notice, no evidence is found that advance notice leads a firm's most productive workers to quit prior to their planned displacement date. Chapter 7 discusses implications of these findings for public policy toward displaced workers. It addresses inducements that the federal government might use to encourage employers to provide advance notice voluntarily and types of research that should be undertaken to help evaluate the effectiveness of the new federal legislation. (Ylb)
Fringe benefits and overtime behavior; theoretical and econometric analysis by Ronald G Ehrenberg( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The demand for State and local government employees; an economic analysis by Ronald G Ehrenberg( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maximizing revenue in higher education( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choices and consequences : contemporary policy issues in education by Ronald G Ehrenberg( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final chapters explore the significance of choices students make for higher education. Nearly half of all first-time, first-year students attend a two-year or community college. Cecilia Elena Rouse analyzes the impact of changes in tuition levels and campus proximity on decisions to attend two-year institutions. Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Donna S. Rothstein consider historically black institutions, asking what the appropriate public policy should be toward them and how they influence the number of black faculty members at major American colleges and universities
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Educating scholars : doctoral education in the humanities
Tuition rising : why college costs so muchScience and the universityEducating scholars : doctoral education in the humanitiesWhat's happening to public higher education?Gender and family issues in the workplaceDoctoral education and the faculty of the futureGoverning academia : who is in charge at the modern university?Longer hours or more jobs? : an investigation of amending hours legislation to create employment
Alternative Names
Ehrenberg, R. G. 1946-

Ehrenberg, Ron 1946-

Ehrenberg, Ronald 1946-

Ehrenberg, Ronald Gordon 1946-

Ronald Gordon Ehrenberg Amerikaans econoom

Ronald Gordon Ehrenberg economista estadounidense

Ronald Gordon Ehrenberg economista estatunidenc

Ronald Gordon Ehrenberg economista estauxunidense

Ronald Gordon Ehrenberg économiste américain

Yilanboge, Luonade 1946-

Эренберг, Рональд

Эренберг, Рональд Дж 1946-

에렌버그, 로날드 G. 1946-

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