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

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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Film Explores ‘The True Cost’ Of Clothing Manufacturing

This Cape Cod Chronicle article features an interview with Assistant Teaching Professor Madhavi Venkatesan on her initiatives to bring awareness of sustainable practices through film…
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‘Big Isn’t Bad’ to Get Grilling in Kickoff FTC Hearing

Professor John Kwoka said the U.S. economy has become more concentrated, but merger enforcement may be just part of the reason in this Bloomberg Law article…
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US Federal Reserve To Lift Interest Rates Wednesday: IBT Poll

Professor William Dickens is quoted in this September 25 International Business Times article…
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As U.S. economy soars, wages remain stuck in 1978

Professor Bill Dickens speaks about the forces behind the decline in wages in this Patriot Ledger article…
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Bursting people’s political bubbles could make them even more partisan

Assistant Professor Donghee Jo’s research on partisan politics is cited in this Washington Post article. ..
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Early Life Undernourishment in Developing Countries

Economics Research Seminar
Professor Jere Berhman, University of Pennsylvania

310 Behrakis
12 – 1:15 p.m…
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09/04/2018 - 12/17/2018

Fall 2018 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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Professor Kwoka speaks on merger control in Peru

On a four day trip to Peru, Professor John Kwoka discussed merger control at the Free Competition, Concentration, and Regulation in Peru and the United States conference at la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Congress and LaRepublica.

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