The virtual Promoting Inclusion in Economic Research (PIER) 2021 conference hosted by Williams College will be on Saturday, May 1, 2021. We will bring undergraduate students from a range of institutions together on Zoom to share their research and engage in networking and mentoring activities.

The conference aims to promote economic research by and professional development of undergraduate students whose identities or life experiences are under-represented in the field of economics.

The call for abstracts will be posted here by February 1 with a submission deadline of March 26; see Important Dates for more information on the timeline. We welcome submissions of economic research abstracts from all currently enrolled undergraduates (and 2020 graduates not yet in graduate school). Later, we may invite students who will not be presenting to attend (you must register to attend, but registration is free).

PIER is a new incarnation of the conference we ran in 2017, 2018, and 2019 (WiER - Women in Economic Research), and we are expanding the conference’s goal to one of promoting a diverse set of voices, across a broad range of dimensions, in the field of economics.

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We will continue to update this website as plans progress; please check back regularly

Questions? Contact Sarah Jacobson