IEE Research Day 2023
On Friday, September 15th, the Institute of Economics and Econometrics (IEE) had the Research Day, where faculty members- mostly professors present their current and ongoing research. The department introduced a new tradition: one session dedicated to diversity in our community, in collaboration with our association, Rare Voice in Economics.
For the first edition, Rare Voices in Economics was invited to present at a session dedicated to "Diversity at the IEE: IEE statement on diversity and actions by Rare Voices in Economics." by Prof. Jérémy Lucchetti, Director of the IEE.
Prof. Michele Pellizzari read out the "Diversity Statement of the IEE".
The department presented this and discussed the IEE Diversity Statement and proposed two new Diversity Ambassadors, Prof. Jaya Krishnakumar and Prof. Caterina Calsamiglia , who will play a pivotal role in championing inclusivity at IEE.
RViE representatives, Federica Braccioli and Utsoree Das, former and current co-president respectively, presented the association and its activities and carried out a follow-up session on sexual harassment and the DOs and DON'Ts of workplace behaviour. The slides are attached below:
Together, we discussed important topics like sexual harassment and discrimination, reaffirming our collective dedication to creating a safe and equitable space for all members of the IEE and RViE community.
We would like to express our gratitude to Prof. Jérémy Lucchetti, Prof. Michele Pellizzari, Prof. Aleksey Tetenov, Prof. Marcelo Olarreaga, Prof. Salvatore Di Falco, Prof. Giacomo De Giorgi, Prof. Tobias Müller, and Prof. Giovanni Ferro-Luzzi- for making the conversation impactful.
We at RViE pledge to continue this journey towards a more diverse and inclusive future together!