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Databases & Terms Searched: 

Searches were conducted in Business Source Complete and ABI/INFORM since there were giving the most relevant articles. Economics can fall under business so it is normal that a business database would be appropriate. Terms like "economics education" and diversity and variants like inclusive and multicultural were the most successful. Adding in terms like curriculum or teaching sometimes were useful in narrowing down. Unfortunately, economics is a broad term - think economy, home economics, etc. So making sure it is for education and within the college and university arena is important.


Economics has been a traditionally white male field. Most of the recent literature has been concerned with expanding the economics field to include women and African Americans. There's also concern about what they are teaching in economics. For example, are curriculum including diverse viewpoints. 

Relevant Journals: 

The Journal of Business Diversity

Journal of Education for Business



Mitry, D.J. (2008). Using Cultural Diversity in Teaching Economics: Global Business Implications. Journal of Education for Business. 84(2), 84-89. 

Snowball, J. D. (2014). Using interactive content and online activities to accommodate diversity in a large first year class. Higher Education, 67(6), 823-838.

Boyte-Eckis, L., Minadeo, D. F., Bailey, S. S., & Bailey, W. C. (2018). Age, gender, and race as predictors of opting for a midterm retest: A statistical analysis of online economics students. The Journal of Business Diversity, 18(1), 17-28.

Bayer, A. and Rouse, C.E. (2016) Diversity in the Economics Profession: A New Attack on an Old Problem. Journal of Economic Perspectives. 30(4), 221-42.

Sharpe, R.V. (2018) We’ve to Build the Pipeline. What’s the Problem? What’s Next? The Remix. The Review of Black Political Economy. 45(3), 191-215.

Bettinger, E. P., & Long, B. T. (2005). Do Faculty Serve as Role Models? The Impact of Instructor Gender on Female Students. American Economic Review, 95(2), 152–157. 

Andreopoulos, G. C., & Panayides, A. (2010). Does student quality matter in the teaching of economic principles? American Journal of Business Education, 3(5), 81-86. 

Contact Info

Breezy Silver
Business Librarian
(517) 432-4181