Rahma Ahmed

Rahma Ahmed is a PhD student at the International Development Department at LSE, where she is studying the impacts of economic reforms on inequality in developing countries. She is also a doctoral participant at the International Inequalities Institute. Rahma holds a double Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Yale University and an MPA from Columbia University. She previously worked for the World Bank’s Africa Research Group as well as the International Finance Corporation’s Thought Leadership Unit. Rahma began her career in the private sector as a Complex Securities Analyst at Ernst & Young.

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    Diversifying economics: Resources for Black and other underrepresented minorities

    Over 2011-2017, the top 20 economic departments in the US awarded PhDs to only 15 Black students. In 2017, only 0.6% of the doctorates in economics and 2% of the undergraduate degrees in economics awarded in the US went to Black women. The Institute for Fiscal Studies recently found that Black economists in the UK are 64% less likely to work in Russell Group universities...

    30 Oct 2020 | Rahma Ahmed, Rania Nasir, Nikita Sharma