About the Economics Profession Data Committee (EPDC)
Following the recommendations from the Diversity Summit held in the spring of 2022, the CEA Board of Directors voted at the September 2022 board meeting to create the Economics Profession Data Committee (EPDC).
Data on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in the Canadian economics profession is required to evaluate the climate in the profession, promote research in the EDI field, and inform policy making. Currently, EDI data in Canada is sparse at best. The EPDC aims to fill this gap by exploring and compiling available data and leading the initiatives for new data collection. The goal of the EPDC is to initiate and maintain systematic collection of comprehensive EDI data on the Economics profession in Canada