The D-Econ Database

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What is the D-Econ Database?

The Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ) Database is an online resource showcasing research of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds taking non-mainstream approaches to economics. The aim of the database is to increase the visibility and opportunities of these scholars by addressing some of the most common excuses for the lack of diversity in the economics profession: lack of knowledge of non-white, non-male, or non-Western scholars in the field. You can browse it here. Please note that it is still under construction and you can help us make it complete by adding yourself to the database or recommending someone for the database. You can visit our FAQ page to see how we maintain this database.

Why use the D-Econ Database?

Through this database we offer a concrete way to address explicit and implicit discrimination in public and professional perceptions of economic expertise. 

The database is in line with the D-Econ mission of addressing lack of diversity in both identity and approach, as addressing only one without the other is inadequate. Heterodox economics is not immune to problems of inclusion, which is a problem this database aims to address. The tool is a part of our larger strategy to promote an economics field free of discrimination, including sexism, racism, and discrimination based on approach and geography. This involves promoting inclusive practices at sites that determine what legitimate knowledge is, such as conferences, workshops, journals, editorial boards, boards of economics organisations, syllabi, economics departments, and classrooms. 

How can I join the D-Econ Database?

If you are a scholar who would like to be included in our database, please visit our registration page. You can add someone else to our database, but they will only be added to our database once they provide us their consent. To update your existing profile, please use the link you received in your email on signup and make any desired revisions to your account. We welcome submissions from women, scholars of colour, and/or scholars based in the Global South, whose work can be classified as non-mainstream.

How to cite the D-Econ Database?

Please use the following citation:

Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (2021) The Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ) Database. Available at: [Accessed: XXXXXX*]

*Please write the date on which you accessed the database


The Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ) Database is a collective grassroot effort by volunteers. The Database has been developed by members of the D-Econ Database Working Group in co-operation with the D-Econ Steering Group:

  • Ariane Agunsoye
  • Carolina Alves
  • Alexandra Arntsen
  • Bridget Diana
  • Devika Dutt
  • Paul Gilbert
  • Danielle Guizzo 
  • Surbhi Kesar
  • Ingrid Kvangraven
  • Cecilia Lanata-Briones
  • Reinhard Schumacher
  • Farwa Sial
  • Narayani Sritharan
  • Hanna Szymborska

We would like to thank all other volunteers who have supported the development of the Database, in particular:

  • Tom Bale 
  • Ali Al-Jamri (Rethinking Economics)
  • Elizabeth Barrett (Rethinking Economics)
  • Jennifer Cohen

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