E. G. de Pillis and L. G. de Pillis, "The Long-Term Impmact of University Budget Cuts: A Mathematical Model," Preprint ANL/MCS-P817-0500, May 2000. [pdf]
Policymakers acknowledge the regional benefits of the university, yet cut higher education budgets. Incorporating the theory of diffusion of innovation, we develop a mathematical model to explore the long-term effects of university budget cuts. Simulations indicate that the full impact of budget modifications may not be realized for several decades.