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06/26/17 - BOSTON, MA. - Stock photography of books on June 26, 2017. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Explore the cutting-edge research and scholarly contributions of our faculty as we proudly present a diverse array of recent publications, showcasing our department's commitment to advancing knowledge and fostering intellectual excellence.

Transitory income changes and consumption smoothing: Evidence from Mexico

Manuela Angelucci, Carlos Chiapa , Silvia Prina, Irvin Rojas 

Journal of Public Economics Volume 230, February 2024

“Passing the Message: Peer Outreach about COVID-19 Precautions in Zambia”

by Alfredo Burlando, Pradeep Chintagunta, Jessica Goldberg, Melissa Graboyes, Peter Hangoma, Dean Karlan, Mario Macis & Silvia Prina

forthcoming, Journal of Development Economics

Thomas Barnay and François-Olivier Baudot’s paper Work Accident Effect on the Use of Psychotropic Drugs: The Case of Benzodiazepines was published in Health Economics Review, Volume 13, Article Number 48 (2023).

In the September issue of LABOUR, Thomas Barnay and  Éric Defebvre‘s paper “Work strains and disabilities in French workers: A career-long retrospective study” was published.

Thomas Barnay, Visiting Professor in Economics, and Éric Defebvre of Sorbonne University have published an issue brief, “The First COVID Wave: Comparing Experiences of Adults Age 50 and Older in the U.S. and Europe” in The Commonwealth Fund in April 2023.

Small business lending and the bank-branch network
by Ivan Petkov

Journal of Financial Stability

Volume 64, February 2023, 101097

With novel data of within county lending, this paper is the first to confirm that exposure to oil and residential booms impacts supply of credit to small businesses in other markets.

“Socially Responsible Consumption and Marketing in Practice” by Madhavi Venkatesan and Martina Yorde Rincon (BS Economics/Business 2023) has been published as a chapter in the recently published book, Dealing with Socially Responsible Consumers – Studies in Marketing

by Madhavi VenkatesanMartina Yorde Rincon, Kathleen GreversShannon M. Welch & Elizabeth L. Cline

Contemporary Justice Review published a special issue on bell hooks. Two papers by Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan and students in her Economics of Crime class were featured.

Designing engagement: A student-based perspective of the Economics of Crime.

Authors: Madhavi Venkatesan, Noah Alper, Alexis Baker, Stephen Bernard, Paolo Lichtenthal, Katherine Murphy, Jacklyn Peterson, Rayana Radueva, Anthea Simon.

This paper, developed by participants in an Economics of Crime course at Northeastern University in conjunction with their professor, Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan, highlights student perspectives of the relationship between the economic system, its operations and institutions, and the marginalization and victimization of Black people. 

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Addressing race in economics: Teaching to transgress by Madhavi Venkatesan and 4 NU Department of Economics undergraduates.

Authors: Madhavi Venkatesan, Wenchunyan Liang, Emre Muftu,
Ira Sharma, Darlene Rumenser

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In the 2023 book Educating the Sustainability Leaders of the Future, a chapter by Madhavi Venkatesan and students from Sustainable U. Productions (Radhika Barot, Amani Chinni, Adam Regenstrief, Priyasha Singh, Julia Sucov, and John Sun) was published. The paper, “Documentary Film and Institutional Behavior Change: A Student-Driven Mobilization for Sustainability” describes the importance of film to address sustainability issues. The authors tell the story of producing their own documentary, Plastic Linings. The film addresses the issue of convenience waste from the perspective of the cost of convenience.

Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan’s paper Aligning Economic Measurement with Well-Being: Sustainability has been published in The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Change.

~ A Two-Step Frailty Assessment Strategy in Older Patients with Solid Tumors: A Decision Curve Analysis


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Journal of Clinical Oncology, October 2022

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~ Intertemporal Price Discrimination in Sequential Quantity-Price Games

by James D. Dana and Kevin R. Williams

Marketing Science Vol. 41, No. 5, September–October 2022, pp. 966–981

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~ Social Distancing, Stimulus Payments, and Domestic Violence: Evidence from the US during COVID-19

by Bilge Erten, Pinar Keskin and Silvia Prina

American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, May 2022, 112: 262-266

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~ Mental Health Costs of Lockdowns: Evidence from Age-specific Curfews in Turkey

by Bilge Erten, Onur Altindag, and Pinar Keskin

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2022, 14 (2): 320–343.

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~ Does Knowledge Empower? Education, Legal Awareness and Intimate Partner Violence

by Bilge Erten and Pinar Keskin

Feminist Economics, May 2022

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~ Syrian Refugee Inflows, Health Care Access, and Childhood Vaccination in Turkey 

by Bilge, Erten, Pinar Keskin, Miray Omurtak and Ilhan Can Ozen

The World Bank Economic Review, lhac023,
14 November 2022


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~ Effect of universal HIV testing and treatment on socioeconomic well-being in rural Kenya and Uganda: a cluster-randomized controlled trial

by Jakubowski A, Kabami J, Balzer, Ayieko J, Charlebois E, Owaraganise A, Marquez C, Clark TD, Black D, Shade SB, Chamie G, Cohen C, Bukusi E, Kamya M, Petersen M, Havlir D, Thirumurthy T.

The Lancet Global Health. 2022.

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~ What’s in a Job? Evaluating the Effect of Private Sector Employment Experience on Student Academic Outcomes

by Alicia Sasser Modestino, Urbashee Paul, and Joseph McLaughlin

American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, May 2022, 112: 126-130

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~ School’s Out: How Summer Youth Employment Programs Impact Academic Outcomes

by Alicia Sasser Modestino, and Richard Paulsen

Education Finance and Policy, January 2022 1–54.

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~ Weather Shocks, Population, and Housing Prices: the Role of Expectation Revisions

by Ivan Petkov

Economics of Disasters and Climate Change, Volume 6, Issue 2, July 2022

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~ Public Investment in Hazard Mitigation: Effectiveness and the Role of Community Diversity

by Ivan Petkov

Published: 18 November 2022


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~ The Interplay Among Savings Accounts and Network-Based Financial Arrangements: Evidence from a Field Experiment

by Silvia Prina and Margherita Comola

The Economic Journal, September 2022

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~ Digitization, Prediction, and Market Efficiency: Evidence from Book Publishing Deals

by Christian Peukert and Imke Reimers

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Management Science, published online, January 2022

-“Does Amazon Exercise its Market Power? Evidence from Toys R Us” by Imke Reimers, Leshui He and Benjamin Shiller

The Journal of Law and Economics, Volume 65, Number 4 November 2022

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~ Women are Credited Less in Science than Their Male Counterparts

by Matthew B. Ross, Britta M. Glennon, Raviv Murciano-Goroff, Enrico G. Berkes, Bruce A. Weinberg & Julia I. Lane

Nature volume 608, pages135–145 (2022)


~ Publish or Perish: Selective Attrition as a Unifying Explanation for Patterns in Innovation over the Career

by Huifeng Yu, Gerald Marschke, Matthew B. Ross, Joseph Staudt, and Bruce Weinberg

J. Human Resources 1219-10630R1; published ahead of print October 7, 2022

~ Chapter: Socially Responsible Consumption and Marketing in Practice

in Dealing with Socially Responsible Consumers: Studies in Marketing

Madhavi Venkatesan, Martina Yorde Rincon (BS Economics/Business 2023), Kathleen Grevers, Shannon M. Welch & Elizabeth L. Cline
First Online: 01 January 2023

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~ Linking sustainability and spirituality: A preliminary assessment study in pursuit of a sustainable and ethically correct world

Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 380, Part 2, 20 December 2022, 135091

Walter Leal Filho, Amanda Lange Salvia, Rohana Ulluwishewa, Ismaila Rimi Abubakar, Mark Mifsud, Todd Jared LeVasseur, Vanderli Correia, Adriana Consorte-McCrea, Arminda Paço, Barbara Fritzen, Subhasis Ray, Neil Gordon, Johannes M. Luetz, Bruno Borsari, Madhavi Venkatesan, Sharif A. Mukul, Richard M. Carp, Halima Begum, Edward Kweku Nunoo, Nandhivarman Muthu, Subarna Sivapalan, Katarzyna Cichos, and Esther Farrugia
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~ Sustainable Development

By Madhavi Venkatesan

Chapter in The Palgrave Handbook of Africa’s Economic Sectors


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~ Transient poverty in a sustainable development context

by Walter Leal FilhoJoão Henrique Paulino Pires EustachioMaria Alzira Pimenta Dinis Ayyoob Sharifi , Madhavi VenkatesanFelix Kwabena DonkorFederica DoniIsmaila Rimi Abubakar, Katarzyna Cichos, and Jose Vargas-Hernández

The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 29(5):415-428 January 2022


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~ Marketing Sustainability: A Critical Consideration of Environmental Marketing Strategies

Book Chapter in Products for Conscious Consumers

ISBN: 978-1-80262-838-8, eISBN: 978-1-80262-837-1
Publication date: 6 July 2022


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More Stories

Paper by Silvia Prina on peer outreach and COVID-19 related health behaviors accepted at Journal of Development Economics


Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan Receives EconEd Innovation Award


Welcoming Interim Chair Michael Stone