ILR School Professor Ronald G. Ehrenberg has been named a Labor and Employment Relations Association Fellow. He will receive the award June 8 at the association's annual meeting in St. Louis, Mo.
The designation recognizes scholars and practitioners who have made contributions of unusual distinction to the field of industrial and labor relations and who have been in their field for more than 10 years.
Ehrenberg has been studying labor relations and economics for more than 40 years. The committee cited his work in the economics of education, the evaluation of government programs and the empirical analysis of compensation systems.
"Your ability to apply research in labor to higher education administration was also valued by the committee," the group wrote.
Cornell's Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics and a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Ehrenberg is director of the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute. From 1995 to 1998, he served as Cornell's vice president for academic programs, planning and budgeting.
An expert on college tuition and financial aid policies, higher education faculty compensation policies and faculty retirement policies, Ehrenberg is a trustee of the State University of New York and previously served as a trustee of Cornell University.
He is the co-author of the leading college textbook on economics, "Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy," which he wrote with ILR Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Robert Smith.