Racial/Ethnic Differences in Academic Career Trajectories in Economics

Faculty Member: 

Zelunjo ChumajaegbuLeah CogguilloAngela GarciaMarco Chaidez

Proposal Description:

Black, Latinx and Native Americans comprise less than 10% of PhD economists. Unfortunately, we do not have good data for the fraction they comprise of academic faculty. We aim to fill that knowledge gap using a panel dataset of snapshots of members of academic economic departments. We will follow individuals over time to get a handle on not just the numbers of underrepresented minorities at any one moment, but how their careers do or do not progress differently from white economists.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

We need research assistants who are detail-oriented, responsive to feedback and flexible in shifting task as research priorities change.