NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Can Mentoring Help Female Assistant Professors? Interim Results from a Randomized Trial

Francine D. Blau, Janet M. Currie, Rachel T.A. Croson, Donna K. Ginther

NBER Working Paper No. 15707
Issued in January 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to the many women who have volunteered their time to participate in this experiment. We are indebted to Henry Farber, Claudia Goldin, Mark Lopez, Rhonda Sharpe, Sandy Darity, and participants in the session on "Evidence on AEA and NSF Mentoring Programs" at the American Economics Association Annual Meetings, Atlanta, January 2010, for helpful comments and suggestions; to the National Science Foundation (SBE-0317755) and the American Economic Association for their financial support; and to Daniel Newlon, Alice Hogan, and John Siegfried for supporting this program. David Munroe, Sarah Frazelle, Patricia Oslund, Joshua Goodman, Christine Pal, Johannes Schmeider, and Kerry Watson provided excellent research assistance. Gwyn Loftis, and Pat Fisher provided invaluable help with implementing the workshops. Any errors are our own responsibility. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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