As stated in the AEA Code of Professional Conduct, the AEA seeks to create a professional environment with equal opportunity and fair treatment for all economists, regardless of age, sex, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, health condition, marital status, parental status, genetic information, political affiliation, professional status, or personal connections. Please view the AEA Policy on Harassment and Discrimination.
Any AEA member who believes they have suffered harassment or discrimination or any person who believes they have suffered harassment or discrimination by an AEA member or in the context of an AEA-sponsored activity, as well as anyone who has witnessed such conduct, is encouraged to contact the ombudsperson. Contact information is below. All communications with the ombudsperson are strictly confidential. See the AEA Ombudsperson FAQs.
The ombudsperson does not represent the American Economic Association, but collects information, and presents independent solutions and guidance to both the AEA and its constituents and stakeholders. Therefore, communication with the ombudsperson does not constitute legal notice to the AEA, and will not trigger a formal course of action or legal process by the AEA.
Leto Copeley, AEA Ombudsperson