About the Program
The Expanding Diversity in Economics Summer Institute (EDE) is a University of Chicago program hosted by the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) designed to identify and support talented undergraduate students from a broad range of backgrounds interested in the study of economics. Our goal is to diversify the pool of students majoring in economics, who may go on to a graduate program of study, or a career drawing on this important skill set.
Watch the EDE Highlights Video
This video highlights the importance of diversity in economics and recaps the first two cohorts of the program.
Virtual information sessions allow anyone interested in EDE to learn more about the program and the application process, with opportunities to engage with EDE staff and program alumni. There are no more scheduled sessions for the Summer 2023 application season.
The application process for the 2023 Expanding Diversity in Economics Summer Institute is now closed, and the cohort has been announced. Learn more about the 2023 cohort. For those interested in joining our mailing list, please fill out the form below.
2023 EDE Cohort
The 45 participants in the 2023 cohort were selected through a holistic and rigorous evaluation process involving more than 650 applications. The cohort represents 31 universities across 16 states.
Please contact Quentin Johnson, BFI’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion Programs, and Maia Rabenold, EDE Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions about the EDE program.
If you are interested in supporting EDE, please contact Erin Adcock, BFI’s director of development, at email@example.com.
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