CSWEP Mentoring Breakfast for Junior Economists


To foster communication between junior and senior members of the economics profession, CSWEP typically sponsors mentoring breakfasts during the AEA Meetings. Mentoring Breakfasts for Junior Economists are customarily held on the first and third mornings of the meetings.

Photo_Mentoring-Breakfasts.pngParticipants at the 4th Annual Mentoring Breakfast for Junior Economists speak with Wilbert van der Klaauw,
Federal Reserve Board of New York, about the life of a non-academic economist.

Mentoring Breakfasts for Junior Economists

At these informal meet and greet events, senior economists (predominately senior women) are pre-assigned to one of a variety of topical tables to provide mentoring advice to junior economists in areas such as research and publishing, tenure and promotion, non-academic careers, grant writing, teaching, work-life balance and the job market. Senior economists who have already committed to attend one or both of breakfasts represent a wide variety of institutions, including, but not limited to, Boston University, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Emory, Furman, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Michigan, Texas A&M, UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis, UC-San Diego, UC-Santa Barbara, US Air Force Academy, UT-Austin, Wesleyan, Yale, the Federal Reserve, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

Junior economists of any gender identity who have completed their PhD in the past 7 years and graduate students who are on the job market are invited to register. Participants are provided with a list of senior mentors and their topics in advance (click here for a sample Senior Mentor Roster). At the breakfast, junior participants rotate between tables at 20-minute intervals based on their own interests. With three senior mentors per table each hosting a conversation with up to three junior participants, the breakfasts typically average a mentor-mentee ratio of 1:3. Breakfast is provided. 

The 12th Annual Mentoring Breakfast for Junior Economists will be held Friday, January 5th, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM in the Lone Star Ballroom Salon D, Grand Hyatt hotel at the 2024 AEA Meetings in San Antonio, Texas. Preregistration through Eventbrite.


**Senior Economists interested in particpating as a mentor in this event should fill out this Google form to send your information to the CSWEP organizers.