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

Mass. Unemployment Rate Tied for 4th-Highest in US

“People re-entering the labor force will probably keep the unemployment rate high for many months,” according to Professor Alan Clayton-Matthews. NBC 10 Boston June 20, 2020..
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Economists express caution over surprising jobs report

June 6, 2020 Metrowest Daily News ..
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Mobile Money

Associate Professor Silvia Prina’s paper, “Migration, Money Transfers, and Mobile Money: Evidence from Niger” is cited in The Changing Attitudes Edition of the Weekly Faiv
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Insights from Alicia Sasser Modestino on the Economy during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Global Resilience Institute, June 2020..
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Can COVID-19 Get Congress to Finally Strengthen U.S. Antitrust Law?

“The best study on the effect of mergers on consumer prices is Professor John Kwoka’s meta-analysis of post-merger evaluation studies.” Washington Monthly ..
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During the Crisis: Should the antitrust traffic light be red, yellow or green?

Professor John Kwoka participated in a roundtable with fellow antitrust experts to get a sense of whether merger policy should change now – if at all, and whether Big Tech warrants the scrutiny that’s been lobbed its way. ..
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Innovation will help us rebuild

May. 17, 2020 – The Boston Globe..
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07/09/2020

RACE MATTERS with Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan

July 9, 2020
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Virtual..
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05/13/2020 - 08/05/2020

PhD Summer Workshops

Virtual
Wednesdays, 12:00 noon..
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Spotlights

Conscious Consumption

Anjali Nair (’20), Astrid Pedersen (’20) and Fenner Dreyfuss-Wells (’23) presented their research on conscious consumption at the CANSEE student symposium on Friday, June 26, 2020.

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Modestino to lead NSF Grant on Accelerating the Future of Work in Response to COVID-19

A Northeastern University research team led by Alicia Sasser Modestino, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Economics, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation in the amoun...

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The May Employment Report: One Thing at a Time – If Only

June 12, 2020
This is the second installment on a new opinion series by Nancy Kimelman on the unemployment crisis.

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How do we restore justice for George Floyd?

Charles Wallace-Thomas IV, a fourth year student majoring in economics and mathematics, was one of four panelists at NU's Day of Reflection discussion about methods for confronting systemic racism and moving forward together.

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