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The Well Being of an Institution of Higher Learning and its Faculty Composition


  • Clark Ross
  • Shyam Gouri Suresh


We construct a model that develops linkages within the workings of the university or college that are sensitive to faculty composition and other relevant variables. We parameterize the model and use it to identify optimal faculty composition as well as the sensitivity of a school’s well-being to its faculty composition.

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  • Clark Ross & Shyam Gouri Suresh, 2020. "The Well Being of an Institution of Higher Learning and its Faculty Composition," Working Papers 20-02, Davidson College, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:dav:wpaper:20-02

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    Higher Education; Faculty Composition;

    JEL classification:

    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
    • M51 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Firm Employment Decisions; Promotions


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