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Conference on Diversity in the Economics Profession (hosted by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the AEA Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession at the 2016 ASSA meetings in San Francisco)

We invite you to attend the Conference on Diversity in the Economics Profession, hosted by the Federal Reserve Board and CSMGEP. The conference presents an important opportunity to recap and build upon the National Summit on Diversity in the Economics Profession held at the Board last year. The event takes place the afternoon ahead of the meetings (Saturday, January 2, 3:00pm to 5:00pm, San Francisco Hilton Union Square-Yosemite A) and is open to all ASSA participants.

New Approaches to Improving Diversity in Economics (American Economic Association session at the 2016 ASSA meetings in San Francisco)

Please attend the AEA session on New Approaches to Improving Diversity in Economics, January 4, 2016 10:15 am, Hilton Union Square, Plaza A, in San Francisco.
Presiding: Cecilia Elena Rouse (Princeton University)
Amanda Bayer (Swarthmore College): Diversifying Economics: Challenges and Opportunities
Claudia Goldin (Harvard University): Change Starts with UWE (Undergraduate Women in Economics)
Darrick Hamilton (New School): The Role of Effective Mentoring in Enhancing a More Inclusive Economics Profession
Marie T. Mora (University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley): Mentoring and Networking among Minority PhD Students to Broaden Participation in the Profession
David Laibson (Harvard University)
Mahmoud El-Gamal (Rice University)
Bridget Terry Long (Harvard University)

The Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession (CSWEP) invites your participation in CSWEP's events at the 2016 AEA/ASSA Meetings in San Francisco, including two Mentoring Breakfasts for Junior Economists, a Peer Mentoring Breakfast for Mid-Career Economists, the CSWEP Annual Business Meeting, and a panel discussion on the interaction of women economists with the media. Pre-registration for all events is required. CSWEP is also pleased to announce that AEA will provide a room for nursing mothers at ASSA. Visit https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/annual_meeting.php.

AEA is hosting a breakfast and discussion facilitated by Lee Badgett (U-Mass Amherst) and Christopher S. Carpenter (Vanderbilt) at the ASSA meetings on Monday, January 4, 2016 from 7-8 am in the Golden Gate rooms of the Hilton San Francisco. Topics will include: 1) the climate for LGBT economists in the profession; 2) the environment for economists doing LGBT-related research; and 3) ways AEA might support LGBT economists (e.g., mentoring, advocating for data, etc.). All AEA meeting registrants are invited, including PhD students and economists working in any setting (academic, government, think tank, private sector, etc.).

Past Events

The 2015 Rhonda Williams Prize Call for Applications (Sponsored by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, publisher of Feminist Economics) In memory of Rhonda Williams, associate editor of Feminist Economics from 1994 to 1998, the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) has established a prize to help scholars from underrepresented groups in IAFFE, whose work reflects Rhonda Williams' legacy of scholarship and activism, attend the annual IAFFE conference and present a paper.

  • Amount: $1000 to be awarded at the IAFFE conference in Berlin, July 16-18, 2015. (Conference information is at http://www.iaffe.org/2015-annual-conference.) The funds are intended to partially defray travel costs to attend the annual conference.
  • Application Deadline: April 4, 2015
  • Criteria: The recipient's work in activism, advocacy, or scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to one or more of the following issues:
Inequalities based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or nationality.
Interrelationships among racism, sexism, homophobia, and classism.
Connections between scholarship and activism.

Special consideration will be given to applicants from groups not well represented in IAFFE and those with limited access to travel funds from their home institutions or international funders. This prize is targeted to junior scholars and activists. The recipient of the prize must present a paper at the IAFFE conference (therefore you must also separately submit the paper for inclusion in the Conference program at the Conference website) and submit the manuscript to Feminist Economics within a reasonable period after the conference. The paper will undergo an expedited review process, but publication is not guaranteed. While it is rare, a travel grant may be awarded instead of the Rhonda Williams Prize in the event that the criteria for the prize are not met.

  • Application Process: Applications should be sent to Marlene Kim, Chair, Rhonda Williams Prize, at Marlene.Kim@umb.edu and should include:
(1) A cover letter/email that includes a statement of (a) the connection between the applicant's experience and the Rhonda Williams legacy as described in the criteria above; and (b) how the applicant would bring diversity to IAFFE and how the applicant would like to be engaged with IAFFE in the future. (2) A curriculum vitae or resume, labeled "resumeRWS<applicantlastname>". (3) A draft of a full paper (not an abstract or outline) for the 2014 IAFFE conference, scheduled for June 27-29, 2014 in Accra, Ghana (label file "paperRWS.2015<applicantlastname>)." Please send all files in Microsoft Word or in PDF Acrobat format. Please be sure that all materials are sent. Applicants who omit any of the three items listed above may not be considered for the prize. Applicants who haven’t yet registered for the annual conference because they need funding: the prize winner will be allowed to register for the annual conference and will be included in the conference program after being notified of the prize. You must, however, still submit your paper for consideration for the program on the conference website. If you are not an IAFFE member for 2015, please send in your membership application prior to submission of your prize application. Please direct any questions to Marlene Kim, Chair, Rhonda William Prize, Marlene.Kim@umb.edu, or (617) 287-6954.

The AEA Summer Training Program will be hosted by the UNM Department of Economics and the RWJF Center for Health Policy from the summer of 2012 -2015. The program is a six-week intensive curriculum that was designed to help talented undergraduate students learn skills and conduct research in economics in preparation for studies at the doctoral level. Begun in 1974, the program will be hosted at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM from 2012 to 2015. The AEA Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP) oversees and contributes its talents to the Summer Training Program. Contact Kate Lenzer, Program Coordinator for questions or concerns at 505-277-1448 or at aea@unm.edu. DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 13, 2015 at 5 pm MST

Div.E.Q. Live at the 2014 ASSA Meetings, Philadelphia, Jan 02, 2014, 3:00 pm, Marriott Meeting Room 307: Panel on Diversifying Economic Quality: Innovative Teaching Techniques and Diverse Undergraduate Populations (Open to all ASSA Participants)

  • Line up: More information
    • Amanda Bayer (Swarthmore College): Diversifying Economic Quality: Why a Wiki for Instructors and Departments
    • Jon Isham (Middlebury College): Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Education
    • Trevon Logan (The Ohio State University): Teaching and Expectations with Diverse Groups of Students
    • Samuel M Myers, Jr. (University of Minnesota): Teaching Policy Issues to Increase Diversity
    • Melanie Khamis (Wesleyan University): Using Research to Enhance Undergraduate Economics
    • Mary Lopez (Occidental College): Using Service Learning to Enhance Undergraduate Economics

CSMGEP Events at the 2014 ASSA Meetings

  • Jan 02, 3:00 pm, Marriott Meeting Rm 307: Panel on Diversifying Economic Quality: Innovative Teaching Techniques and Diverse Undergraduate Populations
  • Jan 03, 10:15 am, Philadelphia Marriott, Grand Ballroom - Salon I, CSMGEP Dissertation Session, Presiding: Marie Mora (University of Texas-Pan American)
  • Jan 04, 10:15 am, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 112-B, Policy Interventions and Educational Outcomes, Presiding: Rodney Andrews (University of Texas-Dallas)

Div.E.Q. Live at the Ninth Annual Economics Teaching Conference, Austin, TX, October 25, 2013: "Diversifying Economic Quality: A Wiki for Innovative and Inclusive Teaching Techniques"

  • Diversifying Economic Quality (Div.E.Q.) is a new online resource where economists can find and share information on effective teaching practices in economics, focusing particularly on practices that encourage women, students of color, and members of other underrepresented groups to continue study in our discipline. The American Economic Association's Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession supports this project as part of its commitment to advancing diversity in the profession. This session introduces attendees to the structure and content of Div.E.Q., demonstrates some of the teaching strategies it offers, and gives you the chance to contribute to this dynamic resource. Visit Div.E.Q. at http://www.DiversifyingEcon.org. Follow @Div_E_Q on Twitter.

Guess Who's Coming to Campus: What Demographic Changes Mean for Colleges and Reporters EWA

  • Over the next two years, the nation’s pool of high school graduates is projected to shrink to the lowest level in nearly a decade. And this time, more of those students will come from groups that higher education has traditionally struggled to serve, including students from low-income families, first-generation college-goers, and black and Latino students. What approaches are helpful to propel students from such groups to college degrees? How can men catch up to women when it comes to postsecondary success? How can colleges better serve nontraditional students such as adult learners and veterans? What does demographic change mean for the future of higher education?

The Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality with support from the Economics Department at Duke University and pending support from the National Science Foundation invites applications for the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE), a mentoring program to facilitate the transition for junior faculty members holding doctorates in economics from assistant professor to tenured associate. DITE will involve pairing junior scholars with distinguished senior mentors working in related fields to receive guidance and potentially to develop collaborative research projects. DITE will provide resources for fellows and their mentors to meet at Duke University May 30-June 1, 2013, to visit their mentor at the mentor's campus, and to convene for a mini conference at Duke's economics department during the 2013-2014 academic year.

To apply please submit a CV, describe your trajectory in terms of research and progress toward tenure, provide a projection of your future research goals and aims with an indication of the type of support you expect you'll need, and provide an indication of your personal contribution toward enhancing diversity in the academy. Applicants must be permanent residents and have completed their doctorate before the application deadline.

If you have any further questions about DITE please contact either Sandy Darity (william.darity@duke.edu) or Rhonda Sharpe (sharperv@duke.edu ). If you are interested, please submit your materials by April 19, 2013.

Third Annual AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education
May 29 to May 31, 2013

CSMGEP Sessions at the 2013 ASSA Meetings

  • Professional Development Panel, Jan 03, 2013 1:00 pm, Manchester Grand Hyatt, Edward B
  • CSMGEP Dissertation Session, Jan 04, 2013 10:15 am, Manchester Grand Hyatt, Ford A
  • Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy, Jan 05, 2013 10:15 am, Manchester Grand Hyatt, Randle D

AEA Continuing Education Program, Advanced Interactive Teaching Methods in Economics
January 8-9, 2012

Second Annual AEA Conference on Teaching Economics and Research in Economic Education
May 30 – June 1, 2012

Cutting Edge Teaching Techniques and Strategies for Pluralistic Economists, Dr. Geoffrey Schneider
January 5, 2012