Code of Conduct

We establish codes of conduct and guidelines, based on best practices of international institutions, to promote diversity in economics and prevent discrimination, harassment and bullying.

This Code of Conduct and the Guidelines draw on proven best practices from international institutions, including the American Economic Association (AEA), Arizona State University, Brown University, the German Research Foundation (DFG), the European Economic Association (EEA), the Federal Reserve Board, the Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS), Harvard University, LMU Women's Affairs, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the National Tax Association (NTA), and the University of Oxford.

Economics suffers from a lack of diversity, particularly due to the underrepresentation of women and other historically underrepresented groups. We recognize that this is true for our faculty as well. It is our responsibility to promote the empowerment of underrepresented groups at all levels within our faculty.

We expect all faculty members to refrain from any form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying, especially in situations where power differentials exist. We expect faculty members to abide by our discrimination and harassment policies at all times.

In the above situations and beyond, faculty members are expected to adhere to the guidelines. At the end of each section, further links are given, for example to research in the respective subject area. In addition, contact information for the appropriate faculty and/or LMU contact person(s) is provided for each section.