The Department of Economics seeks to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion as part of its educational mission.
Educating, expanding the frontiers of knowledge, and serving our communities inclusively and responsibly depends on our ability to create an environment that welcomes and supports groups that are currently underrepresented in our department and the field of economics.
We have a responsibility to:
We recognize that the economics discipline has much work to do to increase the representation and amplification of underrepresented voices. As educators and researchers within that discipline, we are committed to making the study and practice of economics welcoming to everyone.
Following a half year of nearly monthly discussion, the department adopted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan in May 2021. The plan assessed existing progress and prospects for development in eight areas. Under the plan, the department seeks to:
The department values feedback on its DEI initiatives. To provide feedback, please contact the Head of the Economics Department, Prof. David Stifel, or the Coordinator of the DEI Initiative, Prof. Abu Rizvi, or any faculty member with whom you are comfortable.
To report a bias or harassment incident, use the following link.