In an article on the value of pre-doc programs for economists, Professor and Dean Emeritus Peter Henry’s work with the PhD Excellence Initiative is highlighted
— August 8, 2020
Excerpt from The Economist -- "Done well, pre-docs enrich both economists and economics. They help produce good research and open up the profession. Peter Henry of New York University started his programme in 2014 to increase the representation of minorities. Camille Gardner, one of his pre-docs, says the experience has persuaded her to pursue a phd, and taught her skills important for graduate study, such as how to write a good paper. She thinks of Mr Henry as her mentor, 'not just my boss"'.