Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Economics

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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 [1].

Even if students of color and women don't opt to 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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