The Department of Economics (department) recognizes the importance of inclusive excellence as a top priority of the University of Colorado and the department specifically. The department fully embraces the definition of inclusive excellence as stated in the Inclusion, Diversity, and Excellence in Academics (IDEA) Plan recently adopted by the University of Colorado. Inclusive excellence is a broad notion of diversity and inclusive practices that fosters a welcoming environment in which all members of the community can share diverse perspectives and succeed. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are foundational aspects of the department’s mission to educate students and prepare them for successful and productive lives as responsible citizens in a diverse world.