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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).
Type of Resource
Video from the Royal Economic Society on how to be an ‘active bystander’ and why it is important for the Economics profession.
Summary slide of real-world examples that show how you can be an ‘active bystander’.
Presentation slides explaining what an ‘active bystander’ is and how you can put this into practice.
An ‘easy-to-remember’ strategy for being an ‘active bystander’.
Panel session from AEA Annual Meeting in New Orleans on January 6-8, 2023, focusing on sexual harassment within the economics profession.
Video – webinar
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.
Code of Conduct from the Royal Economic Society – including expectations of professional standards of its members, and complaints policy / procedure.
Link to relevant AEA ombudsperson to raise complaints.
Code of Professional Conduct from the American Economic Association.
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.
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.
Video from the University of Cambridge on being an Active Bystander and how to intervene safely.