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Graduate Student Summit For Diversity in Economics

September 28, 2018September 29, 2018 The David Brower Center


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The field of economics touches upon all aspects of life- from an individual’s consumption choice to global trends spanning countries. And yet, the economists who constitute this social science are not representative of the very society they study.

This lack of diversity in the economics profession, relative to a diverse society, points to inefficiencies in the allocation of talent within the labor market. Compounding this inefficiency, is the missed opportunity for better research; diversity in researcher background leads to diversity in research topics and approaches.

Women in Economics at Berkeley’s Summit for Diversity in Economics will bring together graduate students and researchers from a range of institutions to start building networks of young researchers working to improve diversity in the discipline.

The Summit will host up to 100 graduate students and 50 experienced researchers in economics to build tools and networks that support diversity, inclusion, and equity in the field. In terms of attendance, first priority will be given to students and researchers from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in economics. However, we also plan to include allies in the field who have and will actively support improvements in diversity moving forward. We hope to host representatives from as many institutions as possible so that we can make our approach and subsequent action as robust and inclusive as possible.

Featured Speakers

Lisa CookMichigan State University
Mary C. Daly, San Francisco Federal Reserve
Pascaline Dupas, Stanford University
Trevon Logan, Ohio State University
Shelly Lundberg, University of California, Santa Barbara
Martha Olney, University of California, Berkeley
Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato, Duke University
Ebonya Washington, Yale University

This event is organized by Women in Economics at Berkeley and co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, Berkeley Economics, and Berkeley Agricultural and Resource Economics.


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Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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