The American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) is a professional association of economists who are concerned with the under-representation of Hispanic Americans in the economics profession at a time when Hispanics represent over 15 percent of the United States ' population. Our primary goals include:
- Promoting the vitality of Hispanics in the economics profession through education, service, and excellence;
- Promoting rigorous research on economic and policy issues affecting U.S. Hispanic communities and the nation as a whole; and
- Engaging more Hispanic Americans to effectively participate in the economics profession.
ASHE is an open membership society; anyone can join who is interested in our mission. We host our regular business meeting at the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) Annual Meetings. In January 2009, ASHE received official recognition by the American Economic Association as one of the affiliated organizations that comprise the Allied Social Science Association.
Our inaugural meeting was held in January 2002, and the term of the first president commenced in October 2002. Despite our youth as an academic society, ASHE has already organized several sessions at the ASSA meetings during the past couple of years. Moreover, the Southern Economic Association has allocated sessions to ASHE at its national meetings since 2004.
Beyond these sessions, ASHE has a fairly active e-mail list-serve that has been used as a discussion forum on some key economic issues as well as for the purpose of distributing information on employment, research and grant opportunities, and graduate-student programs/fellowships/scholarships. Also, we plan to become more involved in the mentoring of graduate students and junior faculty in the near future.
Current Officers (photo)
President: David J. Molina, Associate Professor,
University of North Texas,
#220 K Hickory Hall,
1417 West Hickory Street,
Denton TX 76201-1457,
First Vice President: Marie T. Mora, Department of Economics and Finance, The University of Texas-Pan American
Second Vice President: Sue Stockly, Deptartment of Business Administration and Economics, Eastern New Mexico University