Determinants of faculty salaries at elite liberal arts colleges.

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dc.contributor.advisor Green, Steven L. Konsor, Kellie J.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Economics. en 2010-12
dc.description.abstract In this paper we focus on the determinants of faculty salary levels at elite liberal arts colleges for specific years over the past decade. We address the role regional personal income per capita and endowment play in average salary determination. Other variables we consider include ranking, enrollment, tuition, discipline concentration, the professor to student ratio, the concentration of female professors among faculty and the ratio of research to instructional expenses. We find that regional personal income and endowment have a positive effect on average salaries, while ranking has a negative effect. Research has a positive effect on salaries in the later years, and tuition is not a consistent determinant of salary. Results also seem to be stable over time for most years and professor rankings. en
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dc.subject Professor salary. en
dc.subject Liberal arts. en
dc.subject Economics. en
dc.title Determinants of faculty salaries at elite liberal arts colleges. en
dc.type Thesis en M.S. Eco. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Economics. en

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