Dr. Sharon J. Erenburg

Sharon J.. Erenburg is a Professor of Economics at Eastern Michigan University.  She joined the Department of Economics there in 1987 after earning a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Illinois in 1986. Her major areas of interest are Macroeconomic Theory, Econometrics, and Public Finance. 

Dr. Erenburg's research interests include the real world impact of public policy and inflation. She has pursued these interests at both Eastern Michigan University and as a visiting research fellow at the Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Her recent publications include: "The Effects of the International-Domestic Interest Rate Gap on U.S. Output," Applied Economics, 2001, with David Goebel; “Productivity, Private and Public Capital, and Real Wage in the U.S.,” Applied Economics Letters, 1998; "Public and Private Investment: Are There Causal Linkages?" Journal of Macroeconomics, January 1995; with Mark Wohar; "Public Capital: The Missing Link Between Investment and Economic Growth," Public Policy Brief Series:  Linking Public Capital to Economic Performance, #14, The Jerome Levy Economics Institute, June 1993;  "The Real Effects of Public Investment on Private Investment," Applied Economics, 1993; "On the Real Effects of Short and Long-Run Inflation and Relative Sector Price Variability, Some Empirical Evidence Using the Kalman Filter," Applied Economics, 1993. 

Dr. Mark Erenburg

Mark Erenburg is a Partner at KAFF Partners, LLC, Independence, Ohio, and Principal at Paradox Analytics.  Previously, Mark was Director of the Workplace Relations Institute at Lorain County Community College, Elyria, Ohio where he continues as an adjunct Instructor.  Mark also serves as an adjunct Economics instructor at Baldwin-Wallace College (Berea, Ohio), Strayer University (Fairview Park - Cleveland campus) and University of Phoenix MBA program.  He has also been Executive Director of the Institute for Workplace Cooperation and Quality Processes at Cleveland State University and an Associate Professor of Management and Labor Relations.  He earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Labor Economics from The University of Wisconsin, Madison and an A.B. degree in Economics from The University of Michigan.  From 1987 to 1997, Mark was the Director of the Labor-Management Relations Center, College of Business Administration, Cleveland State University.  Prior to coming to Cleveland in 1987, he was an Economics professor and director of a Business and Economic Development Research Center at the University of Illinois at Springfield.  He began his professional career in 1967 as an Economics and Labor Studies professor at Indiana University.  Mark trains, teaches, writes and conducts applied research in the fields of workplace cooperation and quality processes, workplace safety, labor relations, employment and training and economic development.

Mark has over forty years of practical labor/management relations and employment/training experience in:

Program Design.  Designed and implemented joint safety-management and other joint problem-solving processes;

Curriculum and Training.  Developed curriculum and trained employees and management in cooperative processes, safety management, labor relations, the changing labor market, diversity, political economy, and strategic planning;

Workplace Assessments.  Developed and conducted organizational, safety, labor/management climate and union bargaining issues assessments;

Technical Assistance.  Provided technical assistance to public and private employers and to labor organizations.  Served as research director for a small independent labor union and as a labor market consultant to a U. S. Senator and a PBS documentary on age discrimination.

Support Services.  Successfully wrote proposals for federal, state and foundation monies; produced and edited quarterly economic, business and labor relations reviews; written and produced economic and labor programming for public radio and produced workplace safety video.