Women in Economics Network: Does Mentoring Help Women in the Economics Profession?


From: Friday April 27, 2018, 12:30 pm

To: Friday April 27, 2018, 2:00 pm

Event Title: “Does Mentoring Help Women in the Economics Profession?” 

Speaker: Professor Donna Ginther (University of Kansas) 

Date: Friday 27 April 2018

Time: 12:30pm - 2pm 

Location: RMIT University, 445 Swanston Street, Building 80, Level 5, Room 12

In this presentation, Professor Donna Ginther presents an evaluation of the effects of the American Economics Association's CEMENT mentoring program on the career outcomes of female economists. The CEMENT mentoring program is a randomized controlled trial that provides professional development advice for junior female economists at research-intensive institutions. The program was previously sponsored by the US National Science Foundation and is now sponsored by the American Economics Association. 

Earlier results by Blau et al. (2010) found that CEMENT increased publications and grants. This paper updates the analysis by adding additional years and cohorts of individuals to the data. Preliminary results indicate that treated individuals publish more papers and are more likely to publish in top journals. However, there is no significant effect on their likelihood of remaining employed in academia or achieving the academic ranks of Associate or Full Professor.

Further information about the AEA's CEMENT program is available here

About the speaker: Donna K. Ginther is a Professor of Economics and the Director of the Center for Science Technology & Economic Policy at the University of Kansas, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She formerly served on the board of the American Economic Association's Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP).  Her major fields of study are gender differences in employment outcomes, wage inequality,  scientific labor markets, scientific entrepreneurship, and children’s educational attainments. Professor Ginther's work has been published in ScienceJournal of the American Statistical AssociationJournal of Economic Perspectives, DemographyPsychological Science in the Public Interest, and the Papers and Proceedings of the American Economic Association

 A light lunch will be served at the seminar presentation. For catering purposes, please register below.


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