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Welcome to the Department of Economics

Economics at Northeastern focuses on the application of economics to real-world problems of policy and business.

Experiential Academics

Student Pathways

Beginning Friday, March 19, 2021, the Department of Economics staff will be holding virtual administrative office hours for students via Zoom. These office hours will be as follows:

Wednesdays, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EST)

Fridays, 8:30 AM -9:30 AM (EST)

Join with the ZOOM LINK here. Please join with your NU account. You will be directed to a Zoom waiting room. The host will admit guests as soon as possible and in the order of arrival. 

Our staff is available  from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

Please do not hesitate to reach out.


Robert Triest, Chair
Cheryl Fonville, Administrative Officer
Jacquaetta Hester:  Graduate Administration Coordinator
Kathleen Downey: Marketing Assistant
Katie Thorp: Administrative Assistant (general and undergraduate program)

Academic Program Directors

Gustavo Vicentini, Undergraduate Program Director
Jun Ma, MS Program Director
Jim Dana, PhD Program Director