The Department of Economics at The Ohio State University is committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for all students, faculty, and staff. As a department, we value the individuality, liberty, and dignity of each member of our department community. Simultaneously, we aim to be a community where different individuals and groups learn with and from each other. We believe that the excellence and intellectual capacity of our department is best served by diversity and inclusiveness.
Improving the diversity and success of our undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty is a top priority of our department. Our department is host to several membership organizations that support this goal, including Ohio State’s Undergraduate Women in Economics and Graduate Women in Economics. Additionally, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) gathers information about the department’s climate, provides opportunities for learning and discussion, and works with the rest of the department to improve our environment. Please do not hesitate to contact the committee at ASC-Econ-DEI@osu.edu.
Best Practices: A goal of the DEIC is to provide resources useful in creating and maintaining a healthy department climate. These resources can be found below. They are meant to encourage learning and discussion, and are not intended to be official department or Ohio State policy.
Inclusive Pedagogy in Economics
- Diversifying Economic Quality: “Diversifying Economic Quality promotes inclusive, innovative, and evidence-based teaching practices in economics.”
- “How You Can Work to Increase the Presence and Improve the Experience of Black, Latinx, and Native American People in the Economics Profession”, by Amanda Bayer, Gary A. Hoover, and Ebonya Washington.
- Guidance for a Constructive Culture of Exchange in MIT Economics Seminars, by Nancy Rose.
- Implicit Bias Training Module Series, from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.
Building Pipelines in Economics
- American Economic Association Best Practices for Economists, Building a More Diverse, Inclusive, and Productive Profession.
- “Variation in Women’s Success Across PhD Programs in Economics”, by Leah Platt Boustan and Andrew Lanngan.
- The Sadie Collective: “We address the pipeline and pathway problem for Black women in economics, finance, data science, and policy.”
- “Graduate Student Mental Health: Lessons from American Economics Departments”, by Paul Barreira, Matthew Basilico, and Valentin Bolotnyy.