About the 2021 Cohort

Learn more about the growing network of Expanding Diversity in Economics participants.

From July 17 – August 6, 2021, the EDE Summer Institute welcomed a talented, highly qualified, and diverse cohort for its inaugural program. Participants received coursework in microeconomic theory and quantitative economic analysis, as well as keynote speeches and exposure to the research of some of the most innovative scholars and professionals in the field of economics.

View the list of faculty and speakers who presented at the 2021 EDE Summer Institute.


During the 2021 summer institute, participants were able to ask deep, insightful questions and lay the groundwork for future exploration and the development of research questions. Please click the link below to see individual bios for participants in the inaugural cohort.

2021 Participant Bios

While COVID-19 prevented the inaugural EDE program from convening in-person, participants developed lasting relationships through opportunities to network with each other, EDE and BFI staff and faculty, and special invited guests. Following the summer institute, EDE fall programming included career development workshops with special invited guests from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Northern Trust, and the BFI Predoctoral Research in Economics Program (PREP). Spring programming will further cultivate interest in a wide variety of opportunities in economics for the 2021 cohort.

Watch the 2021 Recap Video