Ronald G. Ehrenberg is the Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics at Cornell University and a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow. He also is director of the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute and has served on the Cornell Board of Trustees.
New York Governor David Paterson nominated him for membership on the SUNY Board of Trustees and his appointment was confirmed by the New York State Senate. A member of the Cornell faculty for 40 years, Ehrenberg has authored or coauthored more than 160 papers and authored or edited 26 books. He earned his B.A. in mathematics from SUNY Binghamton and Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University.
- Awarded an honorary doctor of science from SUNY and honorary doctor of humane letters from Penn State.
- Received the Jacob Miner Award from the Society of Labor Economists for lifetime contributions to the field of labor economics.
- In recognition of his lifetime achievements, Cornell in 2014 created the Ronald G. Ehrenberg Professorship in Labor Economics.