NABE Diversity & Inclusion Initiative

Meet the 2021 NABE Diversity Scholars

Launched in June 2020, the five-year NABE Diversity Scholars program expands on current NABE Foundation scholarship programs by providing scholarships to NABE conferences to diverse early-career economists and students pursuing a career in applied economics. 

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NABE Press Release on 2021 Diversity Scholars (5/20/2021)
NABE Press Release on Diversity Scholars Program (6/25/2020)

Diversity/Inclusion Webinars and Conference Sessions: 

Federal Reserve System's Racism and the Economy series
CBE Careers in Economics webinar series

Past NABE webinars include:


Past NABE conference sessions include:

2021 NABE Tech Economics Conference (November 8, 2021)
Diversity in Tech and Econ  
Amanda Bayer, Franklin and Betty Barr Professor of Economics, Department Chair, Swarthmore College
Moderator: Benjamin Leyden, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Business Economics, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University

2021 NABE Annual Meeting (September 27, 2021)
Achieving Better D&I Outcomes: The Role of Data in Driving Change 
Theresa Parlato, Managing Director, HR Relationship Manager, Wellington Management
Tonya Robinson, Vice Chair and General Counsel – Legal, Regulatory and Compliance, KPMG
Moderator: LaVaughn Henry, CBE, Banking and Regulatory Policy Analyst, FDIC; Chair, The NABE Foundation


History of the Initiative

The NABE Diversity & Inclusion Initiative and Committee were formed in May 2019, with the charges to:

1. Explore the current state of diversity and inclusion within NABE and member workplaces.

2. Suggest best practices to the NABE Board for NABE operations (conference planning, nominating committee, etc.).

3. Suggest tactics to the NABE Board for broadening and diversifying the business economist candidate pipeline.

4. Suggest tactics to the NABE Board to measure NABE’s progress going forward.

Questions? Ideas?  Contact [email protected].


Committee Members

Rosemary Marcuss

David Altig
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Manuel Balmaseda, CBE

Julia Coronado
MacroPolicy Perspectives, LLC

Juhi Dhawan
Wellington Management

Megan Greene
Kroll Institute

LaVaughn Henry, CBE

Constance Hunter, CBE

Michael Luca
Harvard Business School

Michelle Robinson
Bureau of Economic Analysis

Wilko Schulz-Mahlendorf

Luis Torres, CBE
Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University


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