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

Is giving 26-year-old Bryce Harper a 13-year, $330m contract a terrible idea?

PhD candidate Richard J. Paulsen’s research on long-term contracts in Major League Baseball is referenced in this article in The Guardian
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Congratulations Odeta Kushi!

Odeta Kushi, MA 2015, has been promoted to deputy chief economist at First American Financial Corporation…
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Congratulations Alicia Sasser Modestino!

Alicia Sasser-Modestino awarded CSSH 2018-19 Outstanding Teaching Award..
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Excellence in Refereeing award

Congratulations to Associate Professor Bilge Erten who has received the World Bank Economic Review Excellence in Refereeing Award for the second year in a row!..
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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.” ..
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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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Joanna Fister – Dissertation Defense

316 Lake Hall
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
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Dissertation Defense – Richard Paulsen

370 Dodge Hall
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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The Role of the Federal Reserve: Past Experiences and Future Challenges

Jenny Tang, PhD
Location: ISEC 142
6:00 – 7:15 p.m…
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Dissertation Defense – Rachel Sederberg

316 Lake Hall
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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09/04/2018 - 04/17/2019

Undergraduate Meetings

NU Econ Society
Mondays 6:00-7:00 pm, 110 West Village H
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, 310 Lake Hall

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Congratulations Ivan Petkov

Assistant Professor Ivan Petkov's paper Culture, Persistence and Evolution has been accepted in the Journal of Economic Growth.

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Congratulations Bilge Erten

Assistant Professor Bilge Erten's research has been accepted for publication in two separate journals, World Development and Journal of International Economics.

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