Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Cornell University

Ronald G. Ehrenberg is the Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics at Cornell University, a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell, Director of the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute, and an elected member of the Cornell Board of Trustees. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow at IZA, a member of the National Academy of Education, a fellow of the TIAA-CREF Institute and the American Educational Research Association, and a fellow and past president of the Society of Labor Economists.

A noted labor economist and coauthor of the leading textbook, Modern Labor Economics (10th ed.), his research over the last two decades has focused on higher education issues. He is the editor of American University: National Treasure or Endangered Species (Cornell University Press, 1997) and author of Tuition Rising: Why College Costs So Much (Harvard University Press, 2000). He is editor of Governing Academia (Cornell University Press, 2004), and What’s Happening to Public Higher Education? (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007), and coeditor of Science and the University (University of Wisconsin Press, 2007) and Doctoral Education and the Faculty of the Future (Cornell University Press, 2009). His most recent coauthored book is Educating Scholars: Doctoral Education in the Humanities (Princeton University Press, 2010)

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