Why So Few Minorities in Economics?

Faculty Member: 

Proposal Description:

Fewer than 1% of PhD economists identify as Black, Latino or Native American. First, we will use NSF data too look quantitatively at the history of minorities in economics. Then we will review the literature to identify best practices in terms of attracting minority undergraduate and graduate students to the field in order to enhance and update this website (http://diversifyingecon.org/index.php/Main_Page).

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

Ability to create graphics in STATA; strong writing skills; basic web programming helpful

Award: 
Vod Vilfort
Project Type: 
Tobin
Project Year: 
2019
Term: 
Spring 2019