Who is missing?

Who is missing?

(We are still in the process of transferring material to this page, but you already know the answer anyway. In the meantime, read on!)

The economics profession includes disproportionately few women and members of historically underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, relative both to the overall population and to other academic disciplines…This underrepresentation within the field of economics is present at the undergraduate level, continues into the ranks of the academy, and is barely improving over time. It likely hampers the discipline, constraining the range of issues addressed and limiting our collective ability to understand familiar issues from new and innovative perspectives.

Bayer, Amanda, and Cecilia Elena Rouse. 2016. “Diversity in the Economics Profession: A New Attack on an Old Problem.” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 30 (4): 221-42. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/jep.30.4.221

[T]he underrepresentation of women and URM students in economics is stunningly pervasive…[S]ome schools are more successful than others at drawing women and URM students into the economics major—although none can claim to be fully successful.

Amanda Bayer & David W. Wilcox (2019) The unequal distribution of economic education: A report on the race, ethnicity, and gender of economics majors at U.S. colleges and universities, The Journal of Economic Education, 50:3, 299-320, DOI: 10.1080/00220485.2019.1618766
Rates at which students graduate with a major in economics, by institution, gender, and URM status: