H.E.R. Inaugural Grants Awarded 2023

The LSE Gates Hub have created an inaugural grant programme dedicated to supporting Women and Minorities in Economics and related fields. The grant is to support proposals from LSE faculty and LSE students with a particular focus on the issues facing women and other underrepresented groups. Successful proposals will be funded up to £5,000. … Continue reading

EDI Committee

In 2022, notably under the impulse of the Hub, the Department of Economics at LSE has set up an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion/Inclusivity committee, made up of five Economics Professors (five of whom are women) and two senior professional services personnel. The EDI Committee is the main forum for monitoring, promoting, and protecting equity, diversity and inclusion in the Department … Continue reading

LSE Gender Pay Gap Report

In 2021, Oriana and Nina worked on an internal gender pay gap report for the LSE HR department. The aim of this report was to describe differences in earnings between male and female academics at the LSE such that the HR department can monitor and act on it. The report combines individual HR records on pay with REF (Research Excellence Framework) scores and teaching evaluations, which … Continue reading

LSE’s Professional Women’s Network

The Hub was the largest internal donor to support the LSE’s Professional Women’s Network, which allowed them to go ahead with their June 2022 annual conference that was attended by over 100 members of staff and had a range of speakers from government, international authors and women CEO’s from the City.

Career Structures in Economics (EEA)

We have identified that one of the best platforms to amplify our voices beyond LSE was the European Economic Association (EEA). Founded in 1986, this institution is an international scientific body that aims to contribute to the development and application of economics as a science in Europe. It is the largest such body in Europe, spanning more than 4,000 members across Europe. The EEA, under the … Continue reading

MinE Best Paper Award

In 2022, the Hub co-created and co-sponsored with the EEA the MinE Best Paper Award, given to the best paper presented in the annual EEA congress whose focus is on the study of LGBTQ+, Race-Ethnicity-Religion and/or Disabilities. The inaugural prize was awarded to Federico Ricca and Francesco Trebbi for their paper Minority Underrepresentation in US Cities. This paper investigates … Continue reading

Discover Economics

Discover Economics is a UK campaign led by the Royal Economic Society which aims to broaden the appeal of economics to potential students, change their perceptions of economics and economists and attract more students from under-represented groups (women, state school/further education college students and ethnic minorities). The campaign targets 15–17-year-olds – young people who are … Continue reading

FCDO’s Annual Competition

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) organises a yearly essay competition for students in years 10 to 13 (in England and Wales, or equivalent in Scotland and Northern Ireland), interested in economics. This initiative, called Next Generation Economics, aims at encouraging students from all backgrounds to get interested in Economics. This year’s essay question … Continue reading