Statement on Discriminatory Behavior

June 12, 2020

 

The Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics wholeheartedly endorses the University of Chicago’s statement opposing discriminatory behavior:

The University of Chicago does not tolerate intimidating, hostile or offensive discriminatory behavior that targets groups or individuals, and we take seriously any matter that interferes with educational program participation. Such behavior is in direct contradiction to the University’s values that everyone must have the opportunity to participate fully in an open and questioning environment. The University is currently reviewing claims that a faculty member engaged in discriminatory conduct on the basis of race in a University classroom.  The Journal of Political Economy has also placed the faculty member on leave from his role as a journal editor.

Update

June 22, 2020

The University has completed a review of claims that a faculty member engaged in discriminatory conduct on the basis of race in a University classroom.  The review concluded that at this time there is not a basis for a further investigation or disciplinary proceeding.  The University’s policy on harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct is posted here.  In light of this outcome, the Journal of Political Economy has returned the faculty member to his role as journal editor.

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