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Minority ethnic economists under-represented at top UK universities

Backgrounds still lagging behind include African-Caribbean, Bangladeshi and PakistaniAn increasing number of academic economists in UK universities co

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Backgrounds still lagging behind include African-Caribbean, Bangladeshi and Pakistani

An increasing number of academic economists in UK universities come from non-white backgrounds but ethnic minorities remain under-represented in the most prestigious institutions, new research has shown.

A study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found that of the economists doing research at universities, 24% were from ethnic minorities in 2018 – an increase of five percentage points since 2012.

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