Small Group Breakfast Meeting for URM Scholars


The American Economic Association and its Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP) is pleased to sponsor the annual Small Group Breakfast Meeting for Underrepresented Minorities. The event features esteemed special guests each year:

  • 2025: Janet Currie
  • 2024: Janet Currie
  • 2023: Christina Romer, Susan Athey
  • 2020: James Poterba

Each year at the ASSA meetings a breakfast is held for scholars who identify as underrepresented minorities (URM), such as persons who identify as American Indian, Alaska Native, Black (not of Hispanic origin), Hispanic (including persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Central or South American origin) or Pacific Islander, and other groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the field of economics. The goal of this breakfast is to provide URM scholars access to prominent AEA journal editors, executive board members, thought leaders in specific areas of economics, or other economists to address issues of access to journals, conferences, and networks that are often out of reach for underrepresented minority scholars. Space will be limited to 20 participants. 


Please complete this form, which will ask for information about you plus a statement of how you think this opportunity will benefit you.


To be eligible, you must be:

  • From a group that is traditionally underrepresented in the field of economics
  • A junior scholar - defined as people who are pre-tenure (or equivalent rank) OR who received their PhD no more than 10 years before the year of the breakfast, regardless of what industry or sector they are employed in.
  • US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA, or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)

Applications meeting the criteria and requirements listed above should be submitted by 5 pm ET on the first Friday of November. 

Selected attendees will be notified by early December.