Virtual Middlebury

Ebonya Washington, Samuel C. Park Jr. Professor of Economics at Yale University will speak about how we can work to Increase the the presence and improve the experience of Black, Latinx, and Native American people in the economics profession.

Recently in economics there has been discussion of how to increase diversity in the profession and how to improve the work life of diverse peoples. We conducted surveys and interviews with Black, Latinx and Native American people, groups long underrepresented in the economics profession. Participants, at various stages along the economics career trajectory or on the trajectory no longer, used their lived experience to reflect on what helps and hurts underrepresented minorities in economics. We heard a few consistent themes, bias, hostile climate, and the lack of information and good mentoring among them. Respondents’ insights and experience point toward action steps that you can take today to increase the presence and improve the work life of underrepresented minorities in the economics profession.

Part of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Program Lecture Series. To join this webinar, use this Zoom Link or visit the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs events.

 

Sponsored by:
Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs

Contact Organizer

De Foor, Margaret
mdefoor@middlebury.edu
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