2017年10月，Alvin E. Roth成立了一个审议经济学家职业行为准则的特设委员会，并负责评估职业行为的各个方面，包括那些扼杀经济学多样性的方面。由John Campbell(主席)，Marianne Bertrand，Pascaline Dupas，Benjamin Edelman和Matthew D. Shapiro组成的特设委员会在2018年1月4日的会议上与AEA执行委员会讨论了一份临时报告和法典草案，并提供了1月5日在费城举行的年度商务会议上更新了AEA会员资格。中期报告和法典草案于2018年1月分发给成员，并邀请其提交意见。该守则草案经过修订，以回应收到的200多条意见，AEA执行委员会于4月20日投票通过了修订后的准则。委员会感谢所有对初稿提出反馈的成员，并希望强调它仔细阅读并仔细考虑所提交的每一条评论。
Once composed primarily of college and university professors in economics, the American Economic Association (AEA) now attracts 20,000+ members from academe, business, government, and consulting groups within diverse disciplines from multi-cultural backgrounds. All are professionals or graduate-level students dedicated to economics research and teaching.
In October 2017 Alvin E. Roth formed an Ad Hoc Committee to Consider a Code of Professional Conduct for Economists, and charged it with evaluating various aspects of professional conduct, including those which stifle diversity in Economics. The ad hoc committee, composed of John Campbell (chair), Marianne Bertrand, Pascaline Dupas, Benjamin Edelman, and Matthew D. Shapiro discussed an interim report and draft code with the AEA Executive Committee at its meeting on January 4, 2018, and provided an update to the AEA membership at the Annual Business Meeting on January 5 in Philadelphia. The interim report and draft code were circulated to the membership in January 2018 with an invitation to submit comments. The draft code was revised in response to more than 200 comments received, and the AEA Executive Committee voted on April 20 to adopt the revised Code. The committee thanks all members who offered feedback on the initial draft and would like to emphasize that it read and considered carefully every comment that was submitted.