CHERI was established in the fall of 1998 to provide a vehicle for interdisciplinary research on higher education. Faculty and administrators affiliated with CHERI come from 5 different Cornell colleges and other academic institutions around the world. CHERI's current research interests include the implications of the growing dispersion of wealth across academic institutions, the growing costs and importance of science to universities, the financial challenges facing public higher education, the changing nature of the faculty, governance in academic institutions, improving PhD programs in the humanities and associated social sciences, improving persistance rates in STEM Field majors, and reducing inequality in access to higher education. CHERI is funded by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Atlantic Philanthropies (USA) Inc., the TIAA-CREF Institute, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Manuscripts from 2011

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American Law Schools in a Time of Transition, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Independent Colleges and Universities in a Time of Transition, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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The Cornell Staff Retirement Incentive Program, Kenneth T. Whelan, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Kevin Hallock, and Ronald L. Seeber

Manuscripts from 2010

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Analysis of the Workforce and Workplace for Rheumatology, and the Research Activities of Rheumatologists Early in Their Careers, Claude Desjardins, E. William St. Clair, and Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Financing and Restructuring Doctoral Education in the Future, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Rethinking the Professoriate, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Do Trustees and Administrators Matter? Diversifying the Faculty Across Gender Lines, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, George H. Jakubson, Mirinda L. Martin, Joyce B. Main, and Thomas Eisenberg

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Persistence of Women and Minorities in STEM Field Majors: Is it the School That Matters?, Amanda L. Griffith

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Organize to Organize: The Case of a Successful Long-Haul Campaign for Collective Bargaining Rights, Kevin M. Kniffin

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Who Succeeds in STEM Studies? An Analysis of Binghamton University Undergraduate Students, Edward C. Kokkelenberg and Eshna Sinha

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Governor’s Choice: Gender Composition of Trustee Boards at Public Universities, Mirinda L. Martin

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The Impact of Class Size and Number of Students on Outcomes in Higher Education, James Monks and Robert Schmidt

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Differences in Persistence Patterns Between Life and Physical Science Majors: The Role of Grades, Peers, and Preparation, Ben Ost

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The Effect of Instructor Race and Gender on Student Persistence in STEM Fields, Joshua Price

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Attrition in STEM Fields at a Liberal Arts College: The Importance of Grades and Pre-Collegiate Preferences, Kevin Rask

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Using the Community College to Control College Costs: How Much Cheaper Is It?, Richard M. Romano and Yenni M. Djajalaksana

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Measuring the Cost of a College Degree: A Case Study of a SUNY Community College, Richard M. Romano, Regina Losinger, and Tim Millard

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Do Expenditures Other Than Instructional Expenditures Affect Graduation and Persistence Rates in American Higher Education, Douglas A. Webber and Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Manuscripts from 2009

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The Scope and Scale of Clinical Research Accomplished by Rheumatologists Early in Their Careers, Claude Desjardins, E. William St. Clair M.D., and Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Demystifying Endowments, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Keeping up With the Joneses: Institutional Changes Following the Adoption of a Merit Aid Policy, Amanda L. Griffith

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Building Knowledge Stocks: The Role of State Higher-Education Policies, Jeffrey A. Groen

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Job Stability Among U.S. University Presidents, James Monks

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How Do Teachers Improve? The Relative Importance of Specific and General Human Capital, Ben Ost

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The Effects of Higher Admission Standards on NCAA Student-Athletes: An Analysis of Proposition 16, Joshua Price

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Recent Trends in Funding for the Academic Humanities and Their Implications, Harriet Zuckerman and Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Manuscripts from 2008

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Last Lecture, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Highly Cited Leaders and the Performance of Research Universities, Amanda H. Goodall

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Determinants of Grades, Persistence and Major Choice for Low-Income and Minority Students, Amanda L. Griffith

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The Efficiency of Private Universities As Measured By Graduation Rates, Edward C. Kokkelenberg, Eshna Sinha, John D. Porter, and Gary L. Blose

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Community College Transfer Students’ Probabilities of Baccalaureate Receipt as a Function of their Prevalence in Four-Year Colleges and Departments, Andrew W. Nutting

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Can We Test for Bias in Scientific Peer-Review?, Andrew J. Oswald

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Mortality and Immortality: The Nobel Prizes as an Experiment Into the Effect of Status Upon Longevity, Matthew D. Rablen and Andrew J. Oswald

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College Football Games and Crime, Daniel I. Rees and Kevin T. Schnepel

Manuscripts from 2007

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Policy Considerations for Enhancing Student Access and Persistence in a World in Which Tuition Keeps Rising, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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The Economics of Tuition and Fees in American Higher Education, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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The Future of Government Financing of Higher Education, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Can’t Get Here from There: The Decision to Apply to a Selective Institution, Amanda L. Griffith and Donna S. Rothstein

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A Little Now for a Lot Later: A Look at a Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program, Clement (Kirabo) Jackson

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Diffusion of Common Application Membership and Admissions Outcomes at American Colleges and Universities, Albert Yung-Hsu Liu, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, and Jesenka Mrdjenovic

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What Determines Employment of Part-Time Faculty in Higher Education Institutions?, Xiangmin Liu and Liang Zhang

Manuscripts from 2006

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Doctoral Education and Academic Research (in India), Arkadev Chatterjea and Satya P. Moulik

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Transfer College Quality and Student Performance, Angela K. Dills and Rey Hernández-Julián

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Equity and Efficiency of Community College Appropriations: The Role of Local Financing, Alicia C. Dowd and John L. Grant

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The Graduate Education Initiative: Description and Preliminary Findings, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Harriet Zuckerman, Jeffrey Groen, and Sharon M. Brucker

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Does it Take an Expert to Lead Experts? An Empirical Study of Business School Deans, Amanda H. Goodall

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The Effects of Class Size on Student Grades at a Public University, Edward C. Kokkelenberg, Michael Dillon, and Sean M. Christy

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Understanding the Racial Disparity in Graduation Rates at a Large Ivy League University, Marquise J. McGraw

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Money Changes Everything: Funding Shocks and Optimal Admissions and Financial Aid Policies in Higher Education, Matthew G. Nagler

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Does a Spouse Slow You Down? Marriage and Graduate Student Outcomes, Joseph Price

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Gender Differences in the Response to Competition, Joseph Price

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Citizenship, Gender, and Racial Differences in the Publishing Success Of Graduate Students and Young Academics, Joseph Price and Joshua Price

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Does Public Funding for Higher Education Matter?, Liang Zhang

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Faculty Employment and R&D Expenditures at Research Universities, Liang Zhang and Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Manuscripts from 2005

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Quest for Knowledge and Pursuit of Grades: Information, Course Selection, and Grade Inflation at an Ivy League School, Talia Bar and Asaf Zussman

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Community College Revenue Disparities: What Accounts for an Urban College Deficit?, Alicia C. Dowd

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Going Broke by Degree: A Review Essay, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Graduate Education, Innovation and Federal Responsibility , Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Key Issues Facing Trustees of National Research Universities in the Decade Ahead, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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The Changing Nature of the Faculty and Faculty Employment Practices, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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The Perfect Storm and the Privatization of Public Higher Education, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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The SUNY Tuition Guarantee Proposal, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Declining PhD Attainment of Graduates of Selective Private Academic Institutions, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Jeffrey A. Groen, and Matthew P. Nagowski

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Inside the Black Box of Doctoral Education: What Program Characteristics Influence Doctoral Students’ Attrition and Graduation Probabilities?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, George H. Jakubson, Jeffrey Groen, Eric So, and Joseph Price

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Why Do Field Differentials In Average Faculty Salaries Vary Across Universities?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Marquise McGraw, and Jesenka Mrdjenovic

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Crafting a Class: The Trade Off Between Merit Scholarships and Enrolling Lower-Income Students, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Liang Zhang, and Jared M. Levin

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Should Top Universities Be Led By Top Researchers and Are They? A Citations Analysis , Amanda H. Goodall

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The Influence of the U.S. News and World Report Collegiate Rankings on the Matriculation Decision of High-Ability Students: 1995-2004, Amanda Griffith and Kevin Rask

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Program Design and Student Outcomes in Graduate Education, Jeffrey Groen, George H. Jakubson, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Scott Condie, and Albert Y. Liu

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The Effects of Class Size on Student Achievement in Higher Education, E. C. Kokkelenberg, Michael Dillon, and Sean M. Christy

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Title IX Compliance and Preference for Men in College Admissions, James Monks

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Relative Tuition Levels and the Educational Focus of First-Time Fulltime Community College Students , Andrew Nutting

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Do Community College Students Benefit When Transferring with Other Transfers? A Cross-Section Peer Effects Analysis, Andrew W. Nutting

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Marriage and Graduate Student Outcomes, Joseph Price

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If Community College Students Are So Poor Why Do Only 16.9% Of Them Receive Pell Grants? , Richard M. Romano and Timothy Millard

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Do Measures of College Quality Matter? The Effect of College Quality on Graduates’ Earnings, Liang Zhang

Manuscripts from 2004

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Gender Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics: Determinants of Title IX Compliance, Deborah J. Anderson, John J. Cheslock, and Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Changes in the Academic Labor Market for Economists, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Involving Undergraduates in Research to Encourage Them to Undertake PhD Study in Economics, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Key Issues Currently Facing American Higher Education, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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The Future of Affirmative Action, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Why Universities Need Institutional Researchers More Than They Realize?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Do Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Matter?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Liang Zhang

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The Changing Nature of Faculty Employment, Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Liang Zhang

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Understanding Faculty Out-of-Class Interaction with Undergraduate Students at a Research University, Marne K. Einarson and Marne E. Clarkberg

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The Changing Composition of American-Citizen PhDs, Jeffrey A. Groen and Michael J. Rizzo

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Union and Union Threat Premiums Among Graduate Student Stipends, Albert Y. Liu

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Public versus Private University Presidents Pay Levels and Structure , James Monks

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The Relative Earnings of Contingent Faculty in Higher Education , James Monks

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Associate Professor Turnover at America’s Public and Private Institutions of Higher Education, Matthew Nagowski

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Time-of-Transfer and the Outcomes of Attending a Four-Year College: Evidence from SUNY, Andrew W. Nutting

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A (Less Than) Zero Sum Game? State Funding for Public Education: How Public Higher Education Institutions Have Lost, Michael J. Rizzo

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The Public Interest in Higher Education, Michael J. Rizzo

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Post-Baccalaureate Wage Growth within Four Years of Graduation: The Effects of College Quality and College Major, Scott L. Thomas and Liang Zhang

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Advance to Graduate Education: The Effect of College Quality and Undergraduate Majors, Liang Zhang

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Crowd Out or Opt Out: The Changing Landscape of Doctorate Production in American Universities, Liang Zhang

Manuscripts from 2003

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Faculty Productivity in Supervising Doctoral Students’ Dissertations at Cornell University, Peter M. Crosta and Iris G. Packman

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Econometric Studies of Higher Education, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Financing Higher Education Institutions in the 21st Century, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Method or Madness? Inside the USNWR College Rankings, Ronald G. Ehrenberg