Mentoring Reading Materials

Starting Your Career

"An Old Male Economist's Advice to Young Female Economists," Dan Hamermesh, CSWEP Newsletter, Winter 2005.

"The Young Economist's Guide to Professional Etiquette," Daniel S. Hamermesh, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 6, No 1, Winter 1992, Pages 169-179.

"Top 10 Tips for Starting Your Career," CSWEP Newsletter.

"An Overview of Networking Strategies," Joyce Jacobson, CSWEP Newsletter Summer 2004.

"Top 10 List Developing and Maintaining Networks," CSWEP Newsletter.

"Top 10 List Giving an Effective Presentation," CSWEP Newsletter.


"What's Your Research Agenda?" CSWEP Newsletter 2011, Articles by Ester Duflo, Raquel Fernandex and Muriel Niederle.

"The Rhetoric of Economics," Donald N. McCloskey, Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XXI (June 1983), pp. 481-517.

"Other Things Equal: How To Be Equal in Economics," Deirdre N. McCloskey, Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 26, No. 2, Spring 2000.

"How To Build An Economic Model in Your Spare Time," Hal. R. Varian. Essay appears in Passion and Craft: Economists at Work, University of Michigan Press, 1998.


"How to Get Published in an Economics Journal," CSWEP Newsletter Symposium, Spring 2011.

"Top 10 Ways to Deal with Editors and Referees," CSWEP Newsletter Reprint.

"Publishing in Economics Journals: Trends Young Economists (and Everyone Else) Should be Aware Of," Glenn Ellison, CSWEP Newsletter Spring 2003.

"How are the Mighty Fallen: Rejected Classic Articles by Leading Economists," Joshua Gans and George Shepard, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 8(1), Winter 1994, Pages 165-79.

"Facts and Myths about Refereeing," Daniel S. Hamermesh, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 8, No. 1, Winter 1994, Pages 153-163.


"Teaching Economics in Different Environments," CSWEP Newsletter Symposium, Winter 2006.

"Starting Point: Economics," a new NSF project that makes innovative pedagogical resources and effective teaching practices easily accessible to economists via a web-based pedagogic portal.

"An Online Handbook for the Use of Contemporary Econometrics in Economic Education Research," AEA Committee on Economic Education.


"Top 10 Tips on How to Get Funding," CSWEP Newsletter Reprint.

"How to Get National Science Foundation Funding (NSF) Funding in Economics," Laura Razzolini, CSWEP Newsletter Winter 2003.

"Applying for Research Grants from Liberal Arts Colleges," Lara Shore-Shepard, CSWEP Newsletter Summer 2004.


Keynote Address for 2015 CSWEP Peer Mentoring Breakfast for Mid-Career Economists by Adriana D. Kugler, Vice-Provost and Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University, NBER, CEPR, CReAM, and IZA.

"Finding Your Mid-Career Mojo: Post-Tenure Pathways," Inside Higher Ed.

"Managing Demands on Associate Professors in Transition to Full Professor," The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 2012.

"Associate Professors Perceptions of Pathways to Full Professorship," UNCC ADVANCE Initiative on Mid-Career Mentoring from Associate to Full Professor.

Career Development Plan Template, UNCC ADVANCE Initiative on Mid-Career Mentoring from Associate to Full Professor.

"On Post-tenure Inspirational Challenges," The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 2012.

"Faculty at Mid-Career: A Program to Enhance Teaching and Learning," Innovative Higher Education.

"Mid-Career Faculty Support: The Middle Years of the Academic Professor," (report on available resources), Rochester Institute of Technology, Faculty Career Development Services.

"Mentoring Mid-Career Faculty," (ways for chairs and program directors to mentor associate professors), American Speech Language Hearing Association.

"The Decision to Leave Academia: A Dialogue with Chris Humphrey of Jobs on Toast,"

"Non-Academic Career Options for PhDs in the Humanities and Social Sciences," Columbia University Center for Career Education.

"Mid-Career Reflections on Non-Academic Work for Social Scientists,"

"Using Research Skills Outside Academia,"

"Mentoring for Mid-Career Women: Tips for Securing--and Maximizing--Mentors for Life," American Psychological Association.

Tenure & Senior Career

"Top 10 Tips for Writing Research, Teaching, and Service Statements," CSWEP Newsletter, Winter 2013.

"Navigating the Tenure Process," CSWEP Newsletter Symposium, Winter 2013.

"Top 10 Questions to Think about before your Tenure Review," CSWEP Newsletter.

"Negotiating Senior Job Offers," Susan Athey, CSWEP Newsletter, Winter 2007.

"Professional Etiquette for the Mature Economist," Daniel S. Hamermesh, AEA Papers and Proceedings, May 1993, Pages 34-38.

"Preparing for Ethical Challenge," Joshua Margolis, CSWEP Newsletter Winter 2003.

"Top 10 Things to do to Mentor Junior Faculty," CSWEP Newsletter.

Work/Life Balance

"Tips on Dual, Not Dueling Careers," Deborah A. Freund, Thomas J. Kniesner, CSWEP Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2001.

"Work and Family in Academia: Striking the Balance," CSWEP Newsletter Symposium, Spring/Summer 2007.

"Discussing Parental Policies with your Dean or Department Chair," Fiona Scott Morton, CSWEP Newsletter Winter 2007.

"Extended Tenure Clock Policies: Theory... and Practice," CSWEP Newsletter Winter 2005.

"Where–Not When–Should You Have A Baby?" Saranna Thornton, The Chronicle of Higher Education: The Chronicle Review. October 8, 2004.

Women in Economics and Academia

Annual Reports on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession

"Women in Economics: Moving Up or Falling Off the Academic Career Ladder?" Donna K. Ginther and Shulamit Kahn, Journal of Economic Perspectives – Volume 18, Number 3 – Summer 2004- Pages 193-214.