SAN ANTONIO, TX (10 Jan 2024) – The American Economic Association (AEA) bestowed its Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion to the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), a research hub at the University of California, Berkeley that generates evidence decision-makers use to reduce global poverty. Accepted by Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley and Faculty Co-Director of CEGA Edward Miguel at the annual AEA meeting this weekend, the Center received the award for its strong commitment to diversity and inclusion that has benefited both the economics profession and the community at large.
The award recognized CEGA’s efforts to train scholars from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and other underrepresented groups in rigorous impact evaluation methods, in addition to the Center’s efforts to prioritize diversity and inclusion across its internal processes and structures.
“From the very beginning, CEGA sought to advance African scholars, women, and other underrepresented groups by connecting people and research across our network,” says Miguel. “We’re proud that partners have joined the effort and really honored to be recognized for our work.”