Welcome to the Department of Economics

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

Our undergraduate program features co-op work experience integrated with classroom studies and undergraduate research opportunities. Our Master’s program provides students with the analytical skills and experience necessary for a wide range of jobs and career advancement. Our PhD degree in applied economics readies students to lead research in government, consulting, and legal support as well as prepares them to teach economics.

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Department of Economics News

Interest rate cut leaves U.S. Federal Reserve with little ammunition to fight potential recession

Professor and Chair Robert Triest speaks with news@northeastern on the Federal Reserve’s emergency decision to cut interest rates. March 5, 2020..
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In rural India, it’s not just the parents who decide family size

Research by Assstant Professor Catalina Herrera-Almanza finds that in rural India, women who live with mothers-in-law are less likely to visit health facilities…
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Do women in economics face extra scrutiny?

Women face more (and more hostile) questions in economics seminars than men, finds Associate Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino. News at Northeastern..
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What’s the real cost of a bottle of soda?

According to Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan, it may be much more than you think. News at Northeastern..
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Price worries remain after judge OKs T-Mobile’s Sprint deal

Professor John Kwoka is quoted in this AP article on T-Mobile winning court approval for the $26.5 Billion Sprint Deal…
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Congratulations Angela Kilby

The College of Social Studies and Humanities has announced that Assistant Professor Angela Kilby has been awarded an Outstanding Teaching Award.

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Do Health Risk Assessments Change Eating Habits at the Workplace?

Associate Professor Silvia Prina's paper "Do Health Risk Assessments Change Eating Habits at the Workplace?" has been published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

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Curse of the Mummy-ji: The Influence of Mothers-in-Law in India

Assistant Professor Catalina Herrera's paper "Curse of the Mummy-ji: The Influence of Mothers-in-Law in India" has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

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