Researchers at the IFS have been engaging with the Research in Color Foundation (RIC) to champion underrepresented scholars in economics and economics-adjacent spaces through mentorship and workshops to build quantitative skills for the mentees. Ultimately, we seek to increase the number of underrepresented scholars in economics and improve retention of these scholars. The aim is to build the collective power of individuals from minority groups to influence policies that affect public life.
About RIC: The Research In Color Foundation (RIC) works to level the playing field, expand perspectives in economics to include a broader range of paradigms and narratives, and reduce the barriers to intellectual endeavours for Black people and people of colour in economics and economics-adjacent professions. As part of this work, RIC strives to increase the number of Ph.D. students of colour in economics and economics-adjacent disciplines, and to amplify meaningful economic and policy research on and by communities of colour.
Find out more: www.researchincolor.org