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:

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

Each year at the ASSA meetings we hold a breakfast for scholars who identify as underrepresented minorities (URM), including 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. 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. 

Application

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

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must be:

  • An under-represented racial minority
  • 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)

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

Notification
Selected attendees will be notified by early December.