CSMGEP: Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession

About the Committee

CSMGEP was established by the American Economic Association (AEA) in 1968 to increase the representation of minorities in the economics profession, primarily by broadening opportunities for the training of underrepresented minorities. CSMGEP, which is comprised of economists from all areas of the profession, also works to ensure that issues related to the representation of minorities are considered in the work of the AEA, and engages in other efforts to promote the advancement of minorities in the economics profession.

Click here for an incomplete list of graduate school placements and initial job placements of alumni of the Summer Training Program. Feel free to contact the committee with more information on missing entries.

Request for Proposals for the Summer Training Program

The Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession will be accepting proposals from interested institutions about hosting the Summer Training Program starting in the Summer of 2016.

To help guide potential applicants, please see the two documents below. The first is the official RFP with important dates and contact information. The second is an outline of what a "model" program will contain along with rough estimates of costs.

CSMGEP will gladly answer any questions or help direct potential applicants through the process.

Preliminary Proposal Guidelines
AEA Model Summer Program

Click here for a list of minority PhD candidates who would like to be considered for professional opportunities.

Click here for Advice from Editors on Publishing

Diversifying Economic Quality: A Wiki for Instructors and Departments

As part of the American Economic Association's commitment to advancing diversity in the profession, CSMGEP now hosts a new online resource for economics faculty. Diversifying Economic Quality: A Wiki for Instructors and Departments (Div.E.Q.) promotes best teaching practices in economics, particularly practices that encourage members of underrepresented groups to continue their study of economics. Created by Amanda Bayer of Swarthmore College, Div.E.Q. presents useful information in an efficient manner, digesting the relevant research and identifying recommendations with empirical support, and offers a place where economists can share their research and learn from the collected wisdom of others.

AEA Mentoring Program News!

We are pleased to announce that Marie Mora, Professor of Economics and Vice Provost Fellow for Faculty Affairs at the University of Texas - Pan American (UTPA), will be starting as the new director of the American Economic Association's Economics Mentoring Program effective August 2013.  In addition to her involvement in the Economics Mentoring Program during the past several years, Mora has served as President of the American Society of Hispanic Economists (2006-2010), the 2011 chair of CSMGEP, a mentor in the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) Program, and she is currently involved in a variety of mentoring activities as part of the NSF-funded ADVANCE Program at UTPA.

We would also like to thank the outgoing program director, Patrick Mason, Professor of Economics at Florida State University, for his years of outstanding leadership with the program.  Under Patrick’s directorship the program has continued to thrive and flourish.

The main objectives of the AEA Economics Mentoring Program are to: (1) increase the number of under-represented racial/ethnic minorities who complete doctorate degrees in economics; and (2) diversify the racial/ethnic demographic composition of the economics profession, including the professorate, through mentoring and providing research and professional development opportunities to minority emerging economists.  With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) the program has also been able to host a two-day annual summer pipeline conference.  This Program serves to complement the AEA Summer Training Program and Minority Scholarship Program, which is designed for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in economics.   

For more information about the Economics Mentoring Program--including information on becoming a mentor--please contact Mora at mtmora@utpa.edu, (956) 665-7913, or (956) 665-3257.  For more information on other CSMGEP programs, contact Cecilia Rouse (rouse@Princeton.edu) or Gary Hoover (ghoover@cba.ua.edu).

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The Pipeline Program is supported from the generous contributions of the following contributors:

  • American Economic Association
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Brown University
  • Duke University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Moody's Foundation
  • National Science Foundation
  • Princeton University
  • RAND
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Virginia

Any questions, suggestions, or comments can be emailed to csmgep@aeaweb.org.


Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession


CSMGEP Programs


Newsletter & Resources

New Wiki: Diversifying Economic Quality



Committee Members

Annual Reports

Committee History

CSMGEP Profiles:

William A. Darity, Jr.
William A. Darity, Jr.

Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African-American Studies, and Economics; Chair, African and African-American Studies; Director, Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

"Changing Conceptions of Poverty" - Profile

Previous Profiles

Seth B. Carpenter
Larry Chavis
Cecilia A. Conrad
Lisa D. Cook
Sheldon Danziger
Philip N. Jefferson
Marie T. Mora
Samuel L. Myers, Jr.
Ronald Oaxaca
Lashawn Richburg-Hayes
Cecilia Elena Rouse
Margaret C. Simms
William Spriggs
Steve Trejo


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