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Buying the Best:
Cost Escalation in Elite Higher Education
Charles T. Clotfelter

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
List of Abbreviations
Ch. 1The Problem of Rising Costs1
Ch. 2A Peculiar Institution20
Appendix 2.1 A Simple Financial Model of a University51
Appendix 2.2 Decomposing Rates of Growth in Expenditures57
Ch. 3Boom Times for Selective Institutions58
Appendix 3.1 Supplementary Tables for Chapter 377
Ch. 4Patterns and Trends in Expenditures82
Appendix 4.1 Dealing with Interdepartmental Transfers and Recharges117
Appendix 4.2 Categories Used to Create Expenditure Tables121
Appendix 4.3 Trends in Duke Expenditures from 1976/77 to 1983/84135
Ch. 5The Sources of Rising Expenditures139
Appendix 5.1 Supplementary Tables for Chapter 5159
Ch. 6Administrative Functions162
Ch. 7The Allocation of Faculty Effort179
Appendix 7.1 Options for Providing Classroom Instruction205
Appendix 7.2 Calculation of Classroom Teaching Loads and Course Characteristics206
Appendix 7.3 Data on Committee Membership216
Ch. 8Classes and Course Offerings218
Appendix 8.1 Supplementary Tables for Chapter 8240
Ch. 9Ambition Meets Opportunity247
Notes to the Chapters265
Bibliography285
Index293

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