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Here you will find resources relating to recruitment practices, building an inclusive culture and recruiting a diverse pipeline of students.

Note: this is not an exhaustive list, but we hope it is a valuable place to start your research. You can use the general website search function to locate information on a specific topic (click on the icon in the top right corner of this page). 

 

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AEA conference session:

How Can Department Chairs Influence Diversity, Equity and Belonging in the Economics Profession?

Panel discussion from AEA Annual Meeting in New Orleans on January 6-8, 2023, focusing on enhancing DEI in economics (academia focus).

Jan-23

Video – webinar

AEA conference session:

Interventions to close gender gaps: what works and what can backfire (in STEM subjects)

 

Session from AEA Annual Meeting in New Orleans on January 6-8, 2023, focusing on interventions to close gender gaps in male-dominated fields.

Jan-23

Video – webinar

Neurodiversity in Academia: The Autistic advantage in qualitative research

Blog post discussing how being Autistic can enhance approaches to qualitative social science and suggesting how research environments can be improved to make them more inclusive of neurodivergence.

Dec-21

Blog

Women in academic Economics: Have we made progress?

This study uses data from Academic Analytics to examine gender differences in promotion to associate professor in economics.

Apr-21

Research report

Does Economics make you sexist?

Provides evidence on the importance of explicit and implicit biases against women among students in economics relative to other fields. Findings from a large-scale survey among undergraduate students in Chilean universities, among both entering first-year students and students in years 2 and above. On a wide battery of measures, economics students are more biased than students in other fields.

May-20

Research report

A Phenomenological Review of Graduate Hiring

Research paper on how organisations can respond to Widening Participation students’ experiences of the graduate recruitment process.

 

Research paper

AEA conference session 2020:

“How can economics solve its race problem?”

Session from AEA Annual Meeting 2020, focusing on race within the economics profession, and what action can be taken.

Jan-20

Video – webinar

On Mental Health and the Economics Profession

Handout for economics graduate students to help improve mental health (editable version available).

Jan-20

Policy

European Committee for LGBTQ+ Economists

The European Committee for LGBTA+ Economists works to connect LGBTQ+ economists across Europe at all stages of their career, both inside and outside of academia. They aim to increase visibility of the diverse identities in the economics profession, to provide a platform to highlight the work of economists who mindfully address issues of relevance to the LGBTQ+ community, and to support LGBTQ+ researchers with networking events, mentoring opportunities, and professional development activities.

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Committee

Fixing the Leaky Pipeline: Strategies for Making Economics Work for Women at Every Stage

Paper in Journal of Economic Perspectives: Providing a toolkit of interventions that could be implemented by individuals, organizations, or academic units who are working to attract and retain women students and faculty at each stage of this pipeline.

Dec-19

Research paper

What can UWE do for Economics?

NBER WORKING PAPER on the findings of the “Undergraduate Women in Economics Challenge” which demonstrates that uncomplicated and inexpensive interventions can substantially increase the interest of women to major in economics.

Jan-18

Research paper

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard Economics Department Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

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Policy

Committee on the Status of LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Economics Profession

The mission of the Committee on the Status of LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Economics Profession (CSQIEP) is to provide support for LGBTQ+ economists and economic research relevant to LGBTQ+ populations.

Ongoing

Committee

Higher education for LGBTQ+ individuals

Publications relevant to the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals in higher education.

 

Institute / organisation