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
Astrid M. Pedersen
- One of Astrid's favorite experiences was a summer studying at London School of Economics and seeing a completely different system of higher education.
- Astrid spent her first co-op working in risk management for State Street Bank, which helped her develop her public speaking, and analytical skills.
- At State Street, she made connections with incredible co-workers who supported her in taking on challenging projects during her time there.
- Astrid's second co-op was at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, where she was split between the research and policy teams.
- While at J-PAL, Astrid met the founders, who were two of the three Nobel Prize winners in Economics in 2019.
- Astrid co-founded the Women in Economics student organization, due to the gender disparity in the field.
- Astrid's paper (w/ Anjali Nair ’20, Fenner Dreyfuss-Wells ’23 and Dr. Venkatesan) on coffee consumption convenience to be published in Sustainability...
- Swati completed her first co-op at Wellington Management where she gained an understanding of what an asset management company does.
- On her co-op at McKinsey Global Insititute, Swati created dashboards for analyzing the world economy for MGI's monthly Global Intelligence Report.
- Swati had the opportunity to lead the NU Fed Challenge team in presenting a rate proposal to the Boston Fed.
- Swati appreciated that the work at McKinsey tied in to the Fed Challenge and required a working knowledge of economics.
- Professor Kimelman's involvement in the Fed Challenge has been instrumental in shaping Swati's passion for macroeconomic analysis.
- As a member of Econ Society's executive board, Swati has seen firsthand how willing faculty are to engage with students outside work hours.
- In his Dialogue of Civilizations stay in India, Michael studied climate-change science and policy.
- Michael's 2nd Dialogue took him to Indonesia with a focus on green space to promote resilience and sustainability in cities.
- Michael's third Dialogue of Civilizations journey took him to Tokyo where he studied political science and urban development.
- Michael's last two co-ops (Boston Planning & Development and City of Boston Transportation Department) immersed him in transit and city planning.
- Tormey’s eventual goal is to develop an efficient and reliable public transit system working with city planners and a team of engineers.
- Tormey was awarded a Marshall Scholarship and hopes to use it to study transport engineering at Leeds and Regional and Urban Planning at the London School of Economics
- Michael believes he will broaden his perspective in the U.K., which has been a global leader in public transportation dating back to its development of the first steam locomotives...
- Motivated by the struggles of her upbringing, Urbashee pursued economics as her field of study as an undergraduate at Boston University.
- Before coming to Northeastern, Urbashee worked at a public policy think tank in Washington, D.C., and obtained a master’s degree in economics at the George Washington University.
- With the guidance of Prof. Alicia Modestino, Urbashee is analyzing the impact of private and public summer jobs programs on students’ academic and future employment outcomes.
- Specifically, Urbashee is investigating whether students placed in private, as opposed to public, sector summer jobs are likely to have better employment outcomes.
- Urbashee was recently awarded a grant from the William T. Grant Foundation, enabling her to participate in research training and purchase datasets for her dissertation.
- Urbashee's goal is to become an economist who studies and finds viable solutions to the deepening issues of poverty and inequality plaguing the youth in America.
- In July, Urbashee's first co-authored economics working paper "Politicians Avoid Tax Increases Around Elections", was posted on SSRN...
Dr. Venkatesan to speak on sustainability curriculum on 1/2601.25.2021
Global Health Innovation Summit01.25.2021
Paper by Erten & Keskin forthcoming in Journal of Development Economics01.08.2021
NU Economists present at the AEA meetings01.04.2021
It’s not a big tech crackdown, it’s an anti-monopoly revolution12.18.2020
State economy expected to improve in FY2212.15.2020
Kwoka & Valletti Detail Previous Antitrust Breakups12.19.2020
Is a Master’s Degree in Economics worth it?12.09.2020
The Pandemic Teaching Initiative11.02.2020
Economics Student Erin Cowden is a Husky Health Leader11.17.2020
On Conscious Consumption 202111.30.2020
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