The Royal Economic Society recently launched it's new #DiscoverEconomics campaign which will aim to increase diversity in economics, change perceptions of economics and what economists really do.
The three-year campaign seeks to attract more women, minority students and students from state schools and colleges to study the subject at university. It already has the support of wide range of institutions involved in economic research, communication and policy-making, including the Bank of England, the Government Economic Service, the Society of Professional Economists, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and the Centre for Economic Policy Research.
Professor Rachel Griffith, the first woman to be RES President since the early 1980s and IFS Research Director, comments:
‘Attracting people from a wide diversity of backgrounds and outlooks into economics really matters – for the future of the discipline and for good policy-making. With this campaign, we will do all we can to engage the very best and brightest students.’
Find out more here: http://www.discovereconomics.ac.uk