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Can Mentoring Help Female Assistant Professors in Economics? An Evaluation by Randomized Trial

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

NBER Working Paper No. 26864
Issued in March 2020

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are grateful to the many women who have volunteered their time to participate in this experiment. We are grateful to the National Science Foundation (SBE-0317755) and the American Economic Association for their financial support of the mentoring workshops and to the National Science Foundation (SES-1547054) for funding this evaluation; and to Daniel Newlon, Alice Hogan, Nancy Lutz, and John Siegfried, for supporting this program. Gwyn Loftis, and Pat Fisher provided invaluable help with the initial implementing the workshops. We thank Kasey Buckles for comments on this research. Many students have helped with data collection and analysis over the years but we would like to single out Molly Schnell and Rina Na for special thanks. Any errors are our own responsibility. This RCT was registered in the American Economic Association Registry for randomized control trials under trial number AEARCTR-0000136 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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