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

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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How ‘Stealth’ Consolidation is Undermining Competition

Professor John Kwoka’s research on US merger enforcement policy is cited in this June 19 WSJ article…
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How to prevent opioid addiction before it begins

Associate Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino is one of four Northeastern professors who are collaborating to tackle the scourge of opioids under the direction of the Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research. News @ Northeastern ..
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05/15/2019 - 08/28/2019

Summer PhD Dissertation Workshops

316 Lake Hall
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m…
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08/19/2019 - 09/03/2019

PhD Math Camp

316 Lake Hall
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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New book by Madhavi Venkatesan

Congratulations to Assistant Teaching Professor Madhavi Venkatesan for the publication of her book Sustainable Economic Growth and Decent Work for All .

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Congratulations Jun Ma

Jun Ma, Associate Professor of Economics, has been appointed Dean’s Leadership Fellow for Global Partnerships in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.

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