Expert on economics of higher education delivers Marburg Lecture


February 17, 2012

Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics at Cornell University and an expert in the economics of higher education, will deliver the annual Marburg Lecture Wednesday, March 21, at 3:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Ehrenberg has served as a consultant to faculty and administrative groups and trustees at a number of colleges and universities on issues relating to tuition and financial aid policies and other budgetary and planning issues. In 2002, he wrote Tuition Rising, a critically acclaimed examination of the American higher education system.

He received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Harpur College (SUNY Binghamton) in 1966, a master’s and a doctorate in economics from Northwestern University in 1970, an honorary doctor of science from SUNY in 2008 and an honorary doctor of humane letters from Penn State University in 2011. A member of the Cornell faculty for 36 years, he has authored or co-authored more than 150 papers and authored or edited 26 books.

The Marburg Lecture is named in honor of the late Theodore F. Marburg, a long-time member of the economics department at Marquette. This lecture provides a forum for the discussion of moral, philosophical and social dimensions of economic issues, as well as continues Marburg's commitment to the economic aspects of peace and justice.