From Diversifying Economic Quality: A Wiki for Instructors and Departments
Offer a course on Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Economics. Possible topics include:
- Examine the consequences of the race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic position of economists. How are economic theory and policy recommendations affected?
- Investigate the economic status of women in the United States or globally, exploring the causes and the consequences.
- Investigate the economic status of racial or ethnic groups in the United States or globally, exploring the causes and the consequences.
- Analyze the source of persistent economic inequality by race or gender, the causes and solutions.
- Research the effects of diversity within organizations.
If your school has a women's studies, gender studies, or ethnic studies department, contact them to see if you can cross-list this course with their department.
For an example of this type of course, see Econ 073 here.
Even if students of color and women do not take this particular class, offering such a course demonstrates the department's understanding that there are major differences in economic experiences and makes the department more inviting.
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