The Rare Voices in Economics Initiative is supported by the Geneva Graduate Institute, the University of Geneva, the University of Lausanne and the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
Our aim is to create a network of PhD students, postdocs, professors and other researchers; and provide an inclusive environment for all rare voices and allies to thrive in.
The main goal is to kick-off a broad conversation about how systemic biases (based on gender, ethnicity, seniority, etc.) affect us as a community of economic researchers and professionals. Creating a safe space for diverse voices to express themselves can benefit everybody. Our mission is to keep this discussion open and advocate for change at the institutional level.
In an interview conducted at the Geneva Graduate Institute, our team members: Laura Nowzohour (PhD candidate in International Economics at the Graduate Institute), Paula Gonzalez and Carlotta Nani (PhD candidates in Development Economics at the Graduate Institute), discuss the important roles and guidelines of our initiative.
The detailed guidelines are expressed in the following documents.
The structure was constructed at the commencement of our initiative, when we started off as "Women in Economics, Léman".
We continue to stand true to our objectives as the "Rare Voices in Economics", and pledge to do so for the years to come.