Committee on the Status of LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Economics Profession

The mission of the Committee on the Status of LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Economics Profession (CSQIEP) is to provide support for LGBTQ+ economists and economic research relevant to LGBTQ+ populations. The American Economic Association has supported the LGBTQ Economics Working Group since 2016 by hosting an annual meeting at the AEA/ASSA conference and by supporting the production of an LGBTQ Economics Newsletter. The Ad Hoc Committee was made a full committee in June 2019.

CSQIEP is pleased to announce its Second Mentoring Conference for LGBTQ+ Economics PhD students in San Diego, California, on August 5-7, 2024. This conference is targeted at LGBTQ+ economics PhD students in their job market year and the year prior. CSQIEP has already asked economics PhD students and senior economist mentors for expressions of potential interest in attending the conference. If you have not responded but are interested, please email the organizers ASAP at CSQIEP’s goal is to cover travel and lodging costs for all PhD student mentees.

CSQIEP is pleased to announce that it has created an annual Award for Outstanding Research in LGBTQ+ Economics. Nominations of recently published or forthcoming economics research papers with relevance to or about LGBTQ+ populations are welcome! Click here for more information.

Economics of LGBTQ+ Individuals Virtual Seminar Series
Tuesdays at Noon ET (16:00 UTC)

The one-hour seminar includes a 35-minute presentation by the author and 25 minutes for questions and discussion. Please contact Michael Martell at with any questions or feedback.

Please sign up to receive the link to the Zoom meeting each week.

CSQIEP maintains a Google Group with announcements about events and research relevant to LGBTQ+ economists and allies and those who study LGTBQ+ peoples; interested individuals can request to join at!forum/lgbtqeconnewsletter or email with a request to join.

If you are an economics seminar organizer seeking to add LGBTQ+ speaker representation across all fields of economics, or if you are an LGBTQ+ identified economist who would like to add your own information to the list of available seminar speakers, please visit:

For more information, please contact the Committee’s co-chairs, Lee Badgett and Kitt Carpenter