From left: Chief Labor Department economist Janelle Jones, chair of the Council of Economic Advisers nominee Cecilia Rouse and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Department of Labor and Alex Wong/Getty Images
Department of Labor and Alex Wong/Getty Images
Women and people of color are notoriously underrepresented in economics. Only 14% of full professors are women, and one survey found only 1.6% Black faculty in the economics departments of the 30 highest-ranked universities.
And yet, President Biden has managed to find several highly accomplished economists who are not just women but are also Black, and has placed them in top posts in his administration.
Many of the