Ex-Fed Economist Says Her Profession Is Racist, Sexist, Elitist

Bloomberg, July 29, 2020–Michelle Jamrisko
Claudia Sahm, a former senior Federal Reserve economist, levied a broad critique of her profession Wednesday, saying that racism, sexism and elitism have led to toxic work environments and bad policy advice. “Economics is a disgrace,” said Sahm, now director of macroeconomic policy at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, in a blog post that ran to more than 6,000 words and called out some of the field’s most prominent academics.