Academic Excess: Executive Compensation at Leading Private Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts

33 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2012

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Joshua Humphreys

Croatan Institute; Tellus Institute

Catherine Ferrara

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Bryant Mason

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: September 13, 2011

Abstract

Provides in-depth analysis of excessive executive compensation at the 20 wealthiest Massachusetts private colleges and universities during 2008-09, the academic year of the financial crisis. Analyzes both disclosed and undisclosed compensation packages as well as income inequality between highly paid employees and more modestly paid faculty and staff.

Keywords: Higher education, executive compensation, nonprofit, tax exemption, inequality

JEL Classification: D63, E24, H39, I22, J21, J31, J33, J44, L31

Suggested Citation

Humphreys, Joshua and Ferrara, Catherine and Mason, Bryant, Academic Excess: Executive Compensation at Leading Private Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (September 13, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2039548 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2039548

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Catherine Ferrara

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Bryant Mason

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