Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

Underrepresented Minorities in Economics Society

Underrepresented Minorities in Economics Society is intended to provide an inspiring and supportive space for URM students to connect, while deepening their appreciation and understanding of the field.


We are developing this group to promote diversity in the Economics field and to foster opportunities for camaraderie and mentorship among economics undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and alumni. We welcome all economics majors to join our organization. All that is required to be considered for membership is to be a declared economics major and a commitment to equal representation within the field. The society is intended to provide an inspiring and supportive space for economics students to connect, while deepening their appreciation and understanding of the field.

Members of the organization will participate in quarterly events such as seminars, discussions, and (eventually) potential field trips focused on life after graduation. The program will also highlight the research done by economics faculty who identify as underrepresented minorities and encourage members to explore involvement in research and quantitative skill-building. Additional plans include connecting students with Economics alumni in order to promote career exploration, networking, and professional development.


The application is now closed


To participate in the program, you are required to submit an application and commit to attending all meetings.  The group will meet virtually for this quarter. 


The qualifications are:
•    Must be a declared economics major
•    Committed to equal representation in the field of economics

Please fill the online questionnaire at


For questions or interest in joining, please contact: 


Past Guest Speakers


Francisca Antman, Ph.D.

Of Mexican-American descent, professor Antman has a PHD in Economics from Stanford and  she is associate Professor of Economics at University of Colorado Boulder. Her research looks at issues of assimilation of immigrants, family economics and  Gender.  She will talk to us about her experience as a Mexican-American woman in Economics, and about her research.

Meeting with Professor Francisca Antman, Jan 29th 2021, Slides

Linda Plutino, MA. 

Of Salvadorian and Italian descent, Linda Plutino is a Lead Institutional Researcher in Enrollment Management at UC Davis and was a previous transfer student at UC Davis who majored in Economics and minored in Mathematics and Education. She recently completed her Master's in Economics from Sacramento State University. She was invited to talk about her personal and professional experiences. 

Meeting with Linda Plutino, Feb 26th 2021, Slides