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The Sloan Foundation awards grant to New School team to study the Eastern Economic Association

September 18, 2023

Dr. Steven Pressman, Part-Time Faculty in the Economics department at The New School for Social Research, has been awarded a research grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the history of the Eastern Economic Association.

As the Co-Principal Investigator, Dr Pressman will work alongside Dr Sarah F Small (University of Utah) to collect oral histories and analyze archival data with the goal of understanding the founding and evolution of the Eastern Economic Association (EEA). New School co-authors include Nishu Mehrish and Leah Masci, both economics graduate students at the New School for Social Research. The project will focus on the role of the EEA in combating sexism and providing space for pluralism in economics. This project will enhance knowledge about the EEA, how it has shaped the economics discipline’s ideology and how it has supported gender inclusion. It will also provide insight for other economics associations looking to enhance diversity and inclusion. Congratulations Dr. Pressman, Nishu and Leah!

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The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a not-for-profit, mission-driven grantmaking institution dedicated to improving the welfare of all through the advancement of scientific knowledge. Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation, the Foundation makes grants in four broad areas: direct support of research in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics; initiatives to increase the quality, equity, diversity, and inclusiveness of scientific institutions and the science workforce; projects to develop or leverage technology to empower research; and efforts to enhance and deepen public engagement with science and scientists.