Remarks for the Session: “Increasing Diversity in Economics: From Students to Professors”

Abstract: I thank Stacy Dickert-Conlin for the opportunity to discuss two papers in this session: “Promoting Female Interest in Economics: Limits to Nudges,” by Todd Pugatch and Elizabeth Schroeder (2020), and “Can Positive Feedback Increase Female and Minority Undergraduates into Economics?” by Kelly Bedard, Jacquie Dodd, and Shelly Lundberg (2020). The papers I am discussing today are both systematic investigations of whether particular types of nudges can interest more women and minorities to go into the field of economics.

Keywords: diversity; economics;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Part of Series: Speech

Publication Date: 2021-01-04