• Member Announcement
  • April 22, 2021

AEA Member Announcements: Joint Webinar with the NEA, a Call for Nominations, and other AEA Resources

April 22, 2021

To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Joint Webinar with the NEA, a Call for Nominations, and other AEA Resources

The National Economic Association (NEA) and AEA are co-sponsoring a webinar entitled "Black Women and the 'Double Gap' in Wages in the American Labor Market." Dr. Michelle Holder will discuss her research on the undervaluing of black women in the American labor force. The webinar will be held on April 28 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Register at www.zoom.com/webinar/register. More details can be found here: https://www.aeaweb.org/news/nea-aea-webinar-holder-april-14-2021.

Call for Nominations of Graduate Students for Dissertation Session. The AEA's Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP) will once again sponsor a dissertation session at the 2022 AEA Annual Meeting. This is a great opportunity for exposure and feedback for graduate students from underrepresented minority groups (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) who are close to finishing their dissertations, but have not yet secured post-degree employment. Participants will present their work in the CSMGEP dissertation session. To nominate a graduate student for participation in the dissertation session, please send the student’s name and e-mail address to Dr. Kalena Cortes at kcortes@tamu.edu. Nominees should be members of underrepresented minority groups (Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American) and close to dissertation completion but without having secured employment. Nominations (including self-nominations) will be accepted until midnight EST on Friday, May 21, 2021. For more details, visit https://www.aeaweb.org/go/2022-CSMGEP-nominations.

The AEA's Best Practices for Economists: Building a More Diverse, Inclusive, and Productive Profession at https://www.aeaweb.org/resources/best-practices offers guidelines for professional activity in four areas: conducting research, serving as colleagues, working with students, and leading departments and workplaces. Click through to find practical suggestions for implementation, summaries of supporting research, and links to a multitude of online resources.

The AEA Ombudsperson is available and ready to assist members, and the Association has engaged Leto Copeley to serve in this critical role. As an attorney, Ms. Copeley will maintain the information received with the utmost confidentiality possible. The goal is for the ombudsperson to be a resource for addressing issues of harassment and discrimination throughout the profession. Any AEA member is eligible to consult with the ombudsperson on matters involving harassment or discrimination in a professional context. For more information, visit https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/aea-ombudsperson.