Resources

If you want to learn more about diversity in economics:

   

If you are trying to carve your path in economics:

  • Stop by our undergrad advising team’s office hours, we can chat with you about next steps.
  • SUPER is the economics department’s research assistant program for undergraduate Harvard students. We particularly welcome applications from members of under-represented or disadvantaged groups.
  • Predoc.org is a consortium of universities and research institutions whose mission is to foster a talented and diverse population of researchers in the quantitative social sciences. The site aggregates predoctoral fellowship opportunities from member universities, and provides programming helpful to aspiring Ph.D. students.
  • The AEA’s "Preparing for Graduate School" offers prospective applicants useful information on the Ph.D. process, and links to the AEA’s two-month summer training program, a program that aims to prepare talented undergraduates for the Ph.D. and which explicitly seeks to increase diversity in economics.
  • The Sadie Collective addresses the pipeline and pathway problem for Black women in economics and related fields
  • The Research in Color Foundation aims to increase diversity in economics through mentorship and financing.
  • The Economics Transformation Project at the Abdul Latif Jameel -PAL, a student-informed, full-pipeline program that aims to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive field of economics. It offers programming for high school students, and some programming for college students.
  • Our department’s "opportunities" and "after graduation"pages offer students ideas for applying their economics toolkit during and after Harvard (e.g. via Research Assistant positions, pre-doc programs, etc).
  • Cornell offers useful tips on writing your Academic Statement of Purpose.
 

If you want to get involved in diversity initiatives in the Harvard economics department and beyond:

  • Harvard Undergraduates for Inclusion in Economics (HUIE) is a student-run organization that works with the economics department to create a more diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Apply to the AEA’s EDUCATE workshop (6/3/22-6/5/22), which provides instructors of undergraduate courses with pedagogical strategies to engage all of the students they teach.