Racism and the Economy: Focus on the Economics Profession – Apr 13

Posted by Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on April 13, 2021

We want to extend an invitation to you to join us on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m., for Racism and the Economy: Focus on the Economics Profession, the fifth installment of our virtual event series examining the impact of structural racism on our economy and advancing ideas to improve economic outcomes for all Americans.

This event will focus on how racism affects the people and practice of economics. Panelists will discuss the factors that contribute to the underrepresentation of people of color in economics as well as strategies to increase inclusion at every level, from recruitment and hiring to mentoring and publishing. The discussion will then examine what questions economists have ignored and how their assumptions around race and racism can be incomplete and problematic. These insights will inform a conversation about how to improve economics research practices and professional processes to achieve greater diversity, expand avenues of inquiry, and better inform public policy.

About Racism and the Economy
Racism forms the foundation of inequality in our society. It limits opportunity for people of color and threatens the health of our economy. While the global pandemic has intensified racial and economic disparities, the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has galvanized people from all walks of life to address the systems and structures that enable and perpetuate these outcomes.

Hosted by all 12 District Banks of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, Racism and the Economy is a virtual series that brings together community, business, and academic leaders to examine the economic impact of racism and advance bold ideas and concrete actions to achieve an economy that makes opportunity available to everyone. Visit our website for resources on these topics and to learn more about recent and future events.

Register here.

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