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Professional Conduct

Here you will find resources relating to standards of professional conduct, including materials on how to be an ‘active bystander’, an example Code of Conduct and details of the RES complaints procedure.

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). 

Resource Title

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Publication date

Type of Resource

Be the Change: The role of active bystanders

Video from the Royal Economic Society on how to be an ‘active bystander’ and why it is important for the Economics profession.

Nov-23

Video

Examples of being an active bystander

Summary slide of real-world examples that show how you can be an ‘active bystander’.

Nov-23

Slide

Presentation slides from Active Bystander session, RES Annual Conference 2023

Presentation slides explaining what an ‘active bystander’ is and how you can put this into practice.

Mar-23

Presentation slides

How to be an active bystander – the 4 Ds

An ‘easy-to-remember’ strategy for being an ‘active bystander’.

Mar-23

Slide

AEA / CSWEP Panel on sexual harassment in the economics profession: Lessons learned and the way forward

Panel session from AEA Annual Meeting in New Orleans on January 6-8, 2023, focusing on sexual harassment within the economics profession.

Jan-23

Video – webinar

The 5Ds of Bystander Intervention

Resource from “Right to Be” sharing the 5D methods – Distract, Delegate, Document, Delay, and Direct – that you can use to support someone who’s being harassed, emphasize that harassment is not okay, and demonstrate to people in your life that they have the power to make their community safer.

 

N/A

Website

RES Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct from the Royal Economic Society – including expectations of professional standards of its members, and complaints policy / procedure.

Jan-22

Policy

AEA Ombudsperson

Link to relevant AEA ombudsperson to raise complaints.

n/a

Ombudsperson

AEA Code of Professional Conduct

Code of Professional Conduct from the American Economic Association.

Apr-18

Policy

AEA Professional Climate Survey: Final Report

Report summarizing the findings from a survey of AEA members designed to gather critical information about the professional climate in economics, with a particular focus on aspects that limit inclusiveness, demean and/or harass individuals, or otherwise engender incivility in work environments.

Sep-19

Report

Becoming an Active Bystander – resources from the University of Leeds

Useful resources from the University of Leeds around when to be an active bystander, and strategies for intervening.

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Web pages

Breaking the silence – preventing harassment and sexual misconduct

Video from the University of Cambridge on being an Active Bystander and how to intervene safely.

 

Video