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Ethnic and Other Minority Representation in UK Academic Economics

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  • Blackaby, David
  • Frank, Jeff

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Using a survey questionnaire of academic economists in the United Kingdom, we examine the representation of ethnic and other minorities. We find that nearly 12% of UK-employed academic economists are of ethnic minority origin. However, only 1% of the sample are UK-born ethnic minority. Controlling for individual and workplace characteristics, there is no significant ethnic minority effect on academic rank. However, there is a significant negative earnings effect. Further, 4% of ethnic minority economists feel that they have suffered workplace discrimination.

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Volume (Year): 110 (2000)
Issue (Month): 464 (June)
Pages: F293-311

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Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:110:y:2000:i:464:p:f293-311

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  2. Sjögren, Anna & Sällström, Susanna, 2004. "Trapped, Delayed and Handicapped," Working Paper Series 613, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
  3. Price, Gregory N., 2009. "The problem of the 21st century: Economics faculty and the color line," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 38(2), pages 331-343, March.
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  6. William J. Moore & Robert J. Newman & Peter J. Sloane & Jeremy D. Steely, . "Productivity Effects of Research Assessment Exercises," Departmental Working Papers 2002-15, Department of Economics, Louisiana State University.
  7. William Moore & Robert Newman & Geoffrey Turnbull, 2007. "The Experience-Earnings Profile: Productivity-Augmenting or Purely Contractual? Evidence from the UK," Journal of Labor Research, Springer, vol. 28(3), pages 417-435, July.
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  10. Karen Mumford, . "Royal Economic Society Women’s Committee Survey on the Gender and Ethnic Balance of Academic Economics 2008," Discussion Papers 09/29, Department of Economics, University of York.
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  13. Laura C. Blanco & Karen Mumford, . "Royal Economic Society Women’s Committee Survey on the Gender and Ethnic Balance of Academic Economics 2010," Discussion Papers 11/19, Department of Economics, University of York.

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