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Ethnic and Other Minority Representation in UK Academic Economics

David Blackaby and Jeff Frank

Economic Journal, 2000, vol. 110, issue 464, F293-311

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, 4% of ethnic minority economists feel that they have suffered workplace discrimination.

Date: 2000
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