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 2003

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Why Do School District Budget Referenda Fail?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Randy A. Ehrenberg, Christopher L. Smith, and Liang Zhang

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Changes in Faculty Composition Within the State University of New York System: 1985-2001, Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Daniel B. Klaff

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Start-Up Costs in American Research Universities, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Michael J. Rizzo, and Scott S. Condie

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Who Bears the Growing Cost of Science at Universities?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Michael J. Rizzo, and George H. Jakubson

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The Effect of College Location on Migration of College-Educated Labor, Jeffrey A. Groen

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In-State versus Out-of-State Students: The Divergence of Interest between Public Universities and State Governments, Jeffrey A. Groen and Michelle J. White

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Increasing Earnings Inequality in Faculty Labor Markets, James Monks

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Wealth and the Allocation of Resources At Private Institutions of Higher Education, Matthew Nagowski

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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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Resident and Nonresident Tuition and Enrollment at Flagship State Universities, Michael J. Rizzo and Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Tracking Community College Transfers Using National Student Clearinghouse Data, Richard M. Romano and Martin Wisniewski

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How College Affects Students: Toward the Reconciliation of Theory With Empirical Evidence, Liang Zhang

Manuscripts from 2002

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

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Studying Ourselves: The Academic Labor Market, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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The Sources and Uses of Annual Giving at Selective Private Research Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges, Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Christopher L. Smith

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Within State Transitions From 2-Year to 4-Year Public Institutions, Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Christopher L. Smith

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Collective Bargaining and Staff Salaries in American Colleges and Universities, Daniel B. Klaff and Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Do Median Grades Vary Across Departments?, Jay Parekh

Manuscripts from 2001

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The Determinants of an Institution’s Transfer Student Enrollment, John J. Cheslock

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How College Enrollment Strategies Affect Student Labor Market Success, John J. Cheslock and Michael J. Hilmer

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Financial Prospects for American Higher Education in the First Decade of the Twenty-First Century, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Reaching for the Brass Ring: How the U.S. News & World Report Rankings Shape the Competitive Environment in U.S. Higher Education, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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The Supply of American Higher Education Institutions, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Trustees and Faculty Retirement Policies, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Will Trustees Tame Tuition?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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The Class Size Controversy, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Dominic J. Brewer, Adam Gamoran, and J. Douglas Willms

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Paying our Presidents: What do Trustees Value?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, John J. Cheslock, and Julia Epifantseva

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Paying our Presidents: What do Trustees Value?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, John J. Cheslock, and Julia Epifantseva

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Has the Growth of Science Crowded Out Other Things at Universities?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Julia Epifantseva

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What a Difference a Decade Makes: Growing Wealth Inequality Among Ivy League Institutions, Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Christopher L. Smith

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The Sources and Uses of Annual Giving at Private Research Universities, Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Christopher L. Smith

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Ivy League Athletic Performance: Do Brains Win?, Dmitry Kotlyarenko and Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Come and Stay a While: Does Financial Aid Effect Enrollment and Retention at a Large Public University?, Larry D. Singell, Jr.

Manuscripts from 2000

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The Impact of the Business Week and U.S. News & World Report Rankings on the Business Schools They Rank, Ian Bednowitz

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Nerd Harassment and Grade Inflation: Are College Admissions Policies Partly Responsible?, John H. Bishop

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Determinants of Faculty Gender Ratios Across Institutions and Departments, Anita Nimi Rajeswaren

Manuscripts from 1999

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Why Can’t Colleges Control Their Costs?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Higher Education: The Ultimate Winner-Take-All Market?, Robert H. Frank

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The Impact of U.S. News & World Report College Rankings on Admissions Outcomes and Pricing Policies at Selective Private Institutions, James Monks and Ronald G. Ehrenberg