Committee on the Status of LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Economics Profession

The mission of the Committee on the Status of LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Economics Profession (CSQIEP) is to provide support for LGBTQ+ economists and economic research relevant to LGBTQ+ populations. The American Economic Association has supported the LGBTQ Economics Working Group since 2016 by hosting an annual meeting at the AEA/ASSA conference and by supporting the production of an LGBTQ Economics Newsletter. The Ad Hoc Committee was made a full committee in June 2019.

The inaugural AEA CSQIEP Queer Economics PhD Student Mentoring Conference will be held June 22-23, 2023, in Berkeley, California. The conference will target advanced PhD students (generally, in the last two years of their program) and focus on the queer experience, job market preparation, LGBTQ+ job market concerns, and building mentoring and community networks. The application deadline was April 17, 2023. For more information, click here.

September 14, 2022

Dear CSQIEP colleagues:

We are happy to announce that we are launching a new round of the CSQIEP mentoring program! Pete Troyan (UVA) is leading this new effort.

The information is here: The deadline to sign up is October 15.

The program is targeted at queer-identifying PhD students and early career economists. If you participated in the first iteration of our CSQIEP mentoring program, you are welcome and encouraged to sign up again, as folks will be re-matched with new pairings. Please note that we anticipate a large need for mentors, especially senior mentors who can mentor Assistant Professors and other early career queer economists. A person can serve as both a mentee and a mentor (e.g., an Assistant Professor can mentor a PhD student and be mentored by a senior scholar). Mentees should be queer-identifying; for mentors, we would like as many queer identified folks as possible, but allies are also welcome to sign up to be a mentor.

If you have any questions please contact Pete at: And please spread the word widely!



CSQIEP is pleased to announce that it has created an annual Award for Outstanding Research in LGBTQ+ Economics. Nominations of recently published or forthcoming economics research papers with relevance to or about LGBTQ+ populations are welcome! Click here for more information.

Economics of LGBTQ+ Individuals Virtual Seminar Series
Tuesdays at Noon ET (16:00 UTC)

The one-hour seminar includes a 35-minute presentation by the author and 25 minutes for questions and discussion. Please contact Michael Martell at with any questions or feedback.

Please sign up to receive the link to the Zoom meeting each week.

Statement by the Ad Hoc LGBTQ Economics Working Group’s Subcommittee on Professional Climate, Conduct, and Inclusivity

CSQIEP maintains a Google Group with announcements about events and research relevant to LGBTQ+ economists and allies and those who study LGTBQ+ peoples; interested individuals can request to join at!forum/lgbtqeconnewsletter or email with a request to join.

If you are an economics seminar organizer seeking to add LGBTQ+ speaker representation across all fields of economics, or if you are an LGBTQ+ identified economist who would like to add your own information to the list of available seminar speakers, please visit:

For more information, please contact the Committee’s co-chairs, Lee Badgett and Kitt Carpenter