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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

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

In addition, the Department of Economics staff holds the following virtual administrative office hours for students via Zoom:

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. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out.


Robert Triest, Chair (617-373-7852)
Cheryl Fonville, Administrative Officer (617-373-2872)
Jacquaetta Hester:  Graduate Administration Coordinator (617-373-2871)
Kathleen Downey: Marketing Assistant (617-373-2887)
Katie Thorp: Administrative Assistant (617-373-2882)

Academic Program Directors

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