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

Her family broke the cycle of poverty. She wants to do the same for others.

Urbashee Paul, 2nd year Economics PhD Student, is helping other young people break down barriers of poverty. News @ Northeastern..
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Why this money market madness looks like a bad sign for the economy, but isn’t

Newsweek| OPINION | by Professors William T. Dickens and Robert K. Triest ..
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New AAI paper by Professor John Kwoka assesses the DOJ’s proposed remedy in T-Mobile/Sprint merger

The analysis, Masquerading As Merger Control: The U.S. Department of Justice Settlement With Sprint and T-Mobile, demonstrates a worrisome new development in merger control…
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A Record Expansion’s Surprise Winners: The Low-Skilled

Associate Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino’s research on “downskilling” is cited in this Wall Street Journal article…
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09/10/2019 - 04/17/2020

Undergraduate Meetings

NU Econ Society
Mondays 6:00-7:00 pm, 320 Shillman
Fed Challenge
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, 316 Lake Hall
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09/11/2019 - 12/11/2019

PhD Student Workshops/Lunch Presentations

12:00 – 1:15 pm
316 Lake Hall
IO Workshops on Wednesdays
Labor Workshops on Tuesdays
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Curse of the Mummy-ji

Recent research by Assistant Professor Catalina Herrera highlights the challenges faced by women in rural India in navigating fertility issues and family planning.

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Can barriers to family planning be overcome?

Assistant Professor Catalina Herrera-Almanza is the Principal Investigator in a project entitled “Networks and Global Health: Experimental Evidence of Women’s Social Networks, Reproductive Health, and Well-Being in Developing Countries.” 

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