American Society of Hispanic Economists

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The American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE), founded in 2002, is a professional association of economists who are concerned with the under-representation of Hispanics in the economics profession at a time when Hispanics represent over 15 percent of the U.S. population.

The primary goals of ASHE include: (1) promoting the vitality of Hispanics in the economics profession through education, service, and excellence; (2) promoting rigorous research on economic and policy issues affecting U.S. Hispanic communities and the nation as a whole; and (3) engaging more Hispanic Americans to participate in the economics profession.

ASHE is an open membership society; anyone can join who supports the mission.

Since January 2009, ASHE has been officially recognized by the American Economic Association as one of the academic organizations comprising the Allied Social Sciences Association.

Some of ASHE's activities involve organizing sessions at academic conferences, including the annual meetings of the Allied Social Sciences Association, the Southern Economic Association, and the Western Economic Association International.

ASHE maintains an active listserv to distribute information on a variety of topics, including employment opportunities, scholarships, fellowships, grants, research opportunities, conferences, among other items.

In conjunction with the American Economic Association's Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession and the National Economic Association, ASHE publishes an annual newsletter called The Minority Report.

Starting in 2009, ASHE's Hispanic Economic Outlook Committee began writing a quarterly report titled Hispanic Economic Outlook. This report is available at the ASHE website, and some of the issues can be accessed at the Social Science Research Network website.

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