Ronald Ehrenberg
Cornell University
Irving M Ives Professor and Director of the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute

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Ronald G. Ehrenberg is Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics Emeritus at Cornell University, founding director of the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute (1998--2021), and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He served as Cornell's Vice President for Academic Programs. Planning and Budgeting from 1995 to 1998 and was an elected member of Cornell's Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2008. He was appointed to the SUNY Board of Trustees by Governor Pattterson and served on the board from 2008 to 2015. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from the State University of New York and from Penn State University and lifetime achievement awards from ASHE (the Howard Bowen Award) and from the Society of Labor Economics ( the Jacob Mincer Award). Among his other honors was being a fellow of the American Educational Research Society and a member of the National Academy of Education. For the last 30 years of his career, he was a higher education researcher and he is most proud of his book "Tuition Rising: Why College Costs so Much (Harvard University Press, 2000)

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