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Resources for AEASP faculty, fellows, and staff

Background on problems and opportunities in the economics profession

Diversity in the Economics Profession: A New Attack on an Old Problem (by Amanda Bayer and Cecilia Elena Rouse, Journal of Economic Perspectives 30(4), Fall 2016)

AEA Professional Climate Survey: Final Report (by Sam Allgood, Lee Badgett, Amanda Bayer, Marianne Bertrand, Sandra E. Black, Nick Bloom and Lisa D. Cook, American Economic Association, September 15, 2019)

Key resources

Diversifying Economic Quality (by Amanda Bayer, American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession, first published in 2011 with continuous revision)

Some steps towards making classes more effective and inclusive

   Introduce your students to Bloom's Taxonomy.
   Decide what you want your students to take away from your course, and use backward-design to accomplish your goals[1].
   Employ active learning techniques.
   Foster a growth mindset in your students.
   Modify and limit the effects of implicit biases.
   Understand stereotype threat and reduce it with wise feedback and values affirmation.
   Improve classroom climate, including adding wait time after asking a question.
   Offer meaningful content. 

Presentation Slides

   Diversity in the Economics Profession: Where We Stand and Where We’re Going (March 17 presentation)
   Diversifying Economic Quality: Using Evidence to Create More Inclusive Economics Departments (March 18 presentation)
   Creating a More Inclusive Classroom Environment (March 17 workshop)