Diversity and Inclusion


The Economics Department is committed to building an inclusive culture and positive climate for all at Cornell University, as well as the economics profession more broadly. Here we provide information on resources available at Cornell University and elsewhere to address issues related to diversity and inclusion. We also summarize the actions we have taken designed to achieve these goals.

The Economics Department endorses the American Economic Association (AEA) Code of Professional Conduct and encourages all members of the Economics Department and the wider economics community to abide by it.

Economics Department Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDIC)

In the spring of 2021, the Economics Department established the Economics Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDIC). The Department charged the committee with improving the experiences of groups historically underrepresented or facing barriers in economics education, research, and economics-related career paths both in and out of academia. To meet this charge, the committee gathers information, develops strategies, and offers policy and process recommendations, among other things. Learn more about the committee here.

Diversity and Inclusion Activities at Cornell

The efforts of the Economics Department to enhance diversity and inclusion are part of a broader Cornell effort.

Learn more about Cornell's policies here.

Find out about upcoming D&I events here.

Report a bias incident here.

Community Support Resources at Cornell

Cornell University provides resources that support the diversity and well-being of the community. You may find the following list helpful:

Mental Health

Financial Difficulty

Visa and Immigration

Two Careers

Cornell Community

Organizations and Initiatives outside Cornell promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Economics

The economics profession has increasingly recognized the importance of diversity and inclusion to the field. A number of organizations and initiatives are working to promote it, including the following:

AEA Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Professional Conduct

AEA Ombudsperson