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RES Pride Month 2024: updates, opportunities and resources

Pride Month 2024-03

In honour of Pride Month, the Royal Economic Society would like to share some resources and events to highlight the activities related to topics on the LGBTQIA+ community within economics.

We hope you will be able to take advantage of some of the resources below and attend any upcoming events:

  • Discover Economics Pride in Economics eventDiscover Economics will be holding a Pride in Economics event on Wednesday 19 June 14:00-15:00, with speaker Simone Romagnoli. Simone is an Associate Director in the Economics team at KPMG, specialising in competition economics. Simone is also a member of KPMG’s LGBT Network Breathe, supporting partnerships between KPMG and LGBT charities. Register here.
  • RES at Pride London: RES is pleased to announce that, after a competitive application process, we will be marching at Pride in London. This will take place on Saturday, 29 June 2024. We are excited to have economists represented at Pride and are therefore seeking expressions of interest, from members of the Society, to march with us on the day. Priority will be given to those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ Community and all allies. Submit your expression of interest by filling out this form by 20 June. More information here.
  • Creating inclusive environments for LGBTQA+ economists: Have a look at the summary of our Diversity & Inclusion Network event on 9 June 2023, including a breakout session on ‘Creating inclusive environments for LGBTQA+ economists’ featuring speakers Andy Melia from Open for Business and Joel Cooper from Warwick PLAN (Professional LGBTUA+ and Allies Network).
  • 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. They also produce an LGBTQ Economics Newsletter. More information here
  • The Lives of Intersex People: Socio-Economic and Health Disparities in Mexico: Read this paper by Ercio Muñoz, Melanie Saavedra and Dario Sansone on socio-economic and health outcomes for intersex people in Mexico using data collected between 2021 and 2022. Read here.
  • Discover Economics Podcast Episode 6: Listen to episode 6 of the Discover Economics Podcast with Ian Burn, an Associate Professor at the University of Liverpool. His research focuses primarily on the economics of discrimination and its impact on labor market outcomes and health; he has focused on discrimination against women, older workers, and the LGBTQIA+ community. Listen here.
  • European Committee for LGBTQ+ Economists (ECQE): A committee that works to connect LGBTQ+ economists across Europe at all stages of their career, both inside and outside of academia. Have a look at their upcoming events or join their mailing list here.
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Economics Resources Page: Our RES Diversity Hub hosts a ‘D&I Resources‘ space designed to be a comprehensive bank of valuable resources, tools, and information to further the cause of diversity and inclusion in Economics. If you have any resources that could be added to the site, please get in touch (e-mail programmesofficer@res.org.uk).
  • Access to Higher Education (William Institute): The Access to Higher Education Project is a national survey project developed to shed light on factors that support the completion of higher education among a diverse group of adults. Findings will be used to help school officials and policymakers understand the needs of students with different backgrounds and experiences, with an emphasis on improving educational trajectories for LGBT people. More information here.
  • RES Diversity & Inclusion Network event 24 April materials: The RES Diversity and Inclusion Network held their latest event on 24 April ‘Inclusion and Belonging in Economics’. You can find the recording along with some presentation slides and photos on this page
  • Economics of Diversity, Gender and Equality (EDGE) Network: The EDGE Network is a network of UK-based economists working on issues in diversity, gender and equality across developed and developing countries. The network aims to create a community of researchers working on related topics, to share ideas, and to disseminate relevant information. Their monthly seminar series takes place at 2pm UK-time on the first Monday of each month during academic term times. More information here.

We wish everybody a happy Pride Month!