Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Professional Conduct

In April 2018, the AEA Executive Committee voted to establish a new standing Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Professional Conduct. The charge of the committee is to consider, implement and oversee the initiatives recommended by the Ad Hoc Committee on the Professional Climate in Economics.

Olivier Blanchard, AEA President, has appointed the following members to the committee:

  • Marianne Bertrand, Chair
  • Sam Allgood
  • Lee Badgett
  • Amanda Bayer
  • Sandra Black
  • Nicholas Bloom
  • Lisa Cook

The establishment of this committee was recommended by an Ad Hoc Committee on the Professional Climate in Economics consisting of Marianne Bertrand (Chair), Amanda Bayer, David Deming and Shelly Lundberg. This Ad Hoc Committee was charged with exploring the implementation of various proposals made by the Ad Hoc Committee to Consider a Code of Professional Conduct with a particular focus on the issues faced by women and minority groups in the profession. The report from the Ad Hoc Committee on the Professional Climate in Economics can be read in its entirety here.