Jan. 21, 2021
The University of Missouri Economics Department recently won the inaugural American Economic Association (AEA) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion.
The AEA is the premier scholarly association in economics and has more than 20,000 members from academia, business and government. The award recognizes the department’s purposeful outreach to underrepresented minority scholars and efforts at recruiting a broad range of students into its degree programs.
Recent initiatives include the designation of a large principles course (ECON 1014) as an inherently diversity intensive course in the College of Arts and Science, the creation of a new class on economics of discrimination, a speaker series that brings minority scholars to campus to meet with students and faculty members, the creation of a women in economics program, and a peer mentoring program for undergraduates.