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Since 2005, the percentage of women awarded PhD’s in economics has hovered around 32 percent demonstrating that between undergraduate economic programs, and graduate economic programs the economics pipeline isn’t necessarily “leaky.” Although this information demonstrates that the percentage of women gaining doctorate degrees in economics will only increase once there is a higher focus in retaining women at the undergraduate level.
Unfortunately, there is very little recent data available concerning the percentage of PhD’s in economics awarded to underrepresented minorities. The data provided by the Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession states that between 1993-2004, of all economics doctorates awarded to U.S citizens, an average of 3.8% were awarded to African Americans, 3.6% to Hispanics, and 0.1% to Native Americans.