Ethnic and Other Minority Representation in UK Academic Economics

Posted: 23 Feb 2001

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David Blackaby

University of Wales, Swansea

Jeff Frank

University of London, Royal Holloway College - Department of Economics

Abstract

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, 41% of ethnic minority economists feel that they have suffered workplace discrimination.

JEL Classification: J15

Suggested Citation

Blackaby, David and Frank, Jeff, Ethnic and Other Minority Representation in UK Academic Economics. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=236196

David Blackaby

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Jeff Frank (Contact Author)

University of London, Royal Holloway College - Department of Economics ( email )

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