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Our Mission

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AMIE’s Mission

Address gender, race, and socioeconomic-based gaps in the economics profession through mentorship, resource provisioning, and a network focused on inclusion. This includes underrepresented minorities (URM), LGBTQIA++, first-generation college, and international students (in the US and outside the US)

AMIE’s Approach

AMIE’s priorities will be demand driven and determined by surveys of Ph.D. students and recent graduates in the economic profession

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AMIEs-Vision

AMIE’s Values

  • Respect: Celebrate diversity in thought and background
  •  Equality: Promote equal access to information and opportunities, decreasing dependence on existing networks
  •  Collaboration: Core to AMIE’s internal network and its external outreach (partnerships with like-minded organizations)
  •  Demand-driven: AMIE’s priorities will be determined by surveys of Ph.D. students and recent graduates in the economic profession

AMIE’s Core Functions

Mentorship

  • One-to-one long term mentorship between rising professional and established mentor
  • Peer-to-peer mentorship
  • Establish buddy-system along mentees

Equal access to opportunities

  • Partner with organizations and individual researchers for opportunities 
  • Partner with universities to create AMIE exchange program
  • Enable AMIE members to collaborate with each other on research

Professional capability building

  • Deliver capability building workshops for mentees an high-impact topics
  • Navigating academia (e.g. applying for funding, referring experience)
  • Navigating job market (e.g.) presentation skills; transitioning to acadmia; think tank, NGOs, non-academia)
  • Host workshops for mentors on coaching skills, and internal bias training

Research and thought leadership

  • Deliver capability building workshops for mentees an high-impact topics
  • Navigating academia (e.g. applying for funding, referring experience)
  • Navigating job market (e.g.) presentation skills; transitioning to acadmia; think tank, NGOs, non-academia)
  • Host workshops for mentors on coaching skills, and internal bias training

Inclusion and outreach

  • Create and environment where exchange of ideas can flow freely without being judged
  • AMIE mentors are expected to open their networks to their mentees
  • Help create and foster a sense of "belonging" for the PhD student and junior scholar community in the discipline

Program and Events

  • Host workshops focused on providing/receiving feedback on working papers
  • Networking conference and workshops and match-making events
  • Host events to raise awareness around mental health and general well being
  • Expand AMIE's event in countries outside the US
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Racial Non-discrimination Policy

Association for Mentoring and Inclusion in Economics (AMIE) admits individuals of any race, color, religion, creed, caste, tribe, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status to all the rights privileges, scholarly activities, programs made available to members of AMIE. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, caste, tribe, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in the administration of our mentorship or other programs. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of AMIE. Please contact us if you have questions.
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