The NTA/CSWEP Mentoring Dinner matches junior and senior women/non-binary members of the NTA community with the goal of encouraging peer networking among scholars studying the theory and practice of public finance, including public taxation, spending, and borrowing.
Women and non-binary scholars, who are substantially under-represented in the economics and legal profession and face a variety of systemic barriers, may lack women/non-binary peers, role models, or mentors in their own departments and networks. Professional conferences, like the NTA, are a helpful place to make relationships outside of one’s own academic and professional settings, but initiating those connections can be difficult. The aim of this pre-conference dinner is to provide an opportunity for junior scholars to network with senior mentors in the NTA community at the outset of the NTA Annual Meetings with the goal of fostering those relationships throughout the course of the conference.
All women/non-binary advanced Ph.D./J.D. students (4th year or later for Ph.D. candidates, 2nd or 3rd year for law students) as well as early career scholars within five years of completing their graduate degree are eligible to apply. Applicants from under-represented minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
The mentoring dinner is inspired by the successful CeMENT workshop for women assistant professors in economics, which is hosted by the Committee for the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) and the American Economic Association (AEA) as well as several recent mentoring workshops for early-stage Ph.D. candidates.
Participants will be organized into small groups based on career stage, research interests, and career goals with each group matched with two mentors. Mentors will be women/non-binary faculty and non-academic researchers who completed their graduate education 6+ years prior. Participants are encouraged to engage in conversations on a variety of issues, including generating research ideas, collaboration and co-authorship, publishing, promotion processes, networking, and work-life balance. Mentors and mentees are also encouraged to connect throughout the conference by attending each other’s presentations, arranging informal coffees, or socializing at conference happy hours. Additionally, job candidates on the market may indicate if they would like to have a practice job market interview conducted by a senior researcher.
Stacy Dickert-Conlin, Jacob Goldin, Tatiana Homonoff, Laura Kawano, Elena Patel, Steven Dean, Michael Udell
The funding for this event is generously provided by the NTA, CSWEP, the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
2022 Award Recipients
Katarzyna Bilicka, University of Oxford
Suchika Chopra, University of Georgia
Zehra Farooq, Tulane University
Felicia Farrar, Oklahoma State University
Bathusi Gabanatlhong, Charles University
Luisa Godinez Puig, Boston University
Audrey Guo, Stanford University
Stephanie Karol, University of Michigan
Gabrielle Pepin, Michigan State University
Sepideh Raei, Utah State University
Katherine Rittenhouse, University of California, San Diego
Luisa Wallossek, LMU Munich
Linda Wu, University College, London
Angela Wyse, University of Chicago
Mingli Zhong, University of Pennsylvania
Attendees not pictured:
Aurora Echavarria, University of California, Los Angeles
Lyu Ke, University of Nevada, Reno
Elisa Vilorio Medina, Florida International University