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.

Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
301 Lake Hall
Boston, MA 02115-5000
phone: 617.373.2882
fax: 617.373.3640
email: econ@neu.edu


Department of Economics News

Analysis: Why are cheap domestic flights hard to find?

“John Kwoka said the series of mergers between U.S. airlines over the last 20 years have produced anti-competitive effects for consumers.” INSIDE SOURCES, December 11, 2018 ..
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On Helping Teens Get Their First Jobs

NU Economics Associate Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino and Trinh Nguyen, Director of Boston Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD) share their thoughts on the importance and benefits of summer jobs programs for teens. CitiesSpeak..
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Economics of Sustainability

Assistant Teaching Professor Madhavi Venkatesan speaks on conscious consumerism and sustainability on WAMC’s Academic Minute
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Amazon’s looming challenge: Europe’s antitrust laws

Professor John Kwoka’s retrospective research on mergers and merger policy in the U.S. is cited in this Vox’s article…
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Economic Development and Motherhood Wage Penalty

Associate Professor Mindy Marks
Faculty Works-in-Progress Colloquium Series

909 Renaissance Park
12:00 – 1:00 PM
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09/04/2018 - 04/17/2019

Undergraduate Meetings

NU Econ Society
Mondays 6:30-7:30 pm, 310 Behrakis
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, 310 Lake Hall

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The Polarizing Voices of COP24

Arief bin Johan Alimin, International Affairs & Economics student, shares his thoughts and impressions of the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

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Prof. Erten’s paper accepted at Review of Economics and Statistics

Assistant Professor Bilge Erten's paper “Breaking the Cycle? Education and the Intergenerational Transmission of Violence,” (with Pinar Keskin) has been accepted at the Review of Economics and Statistics.

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