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The student experience at Northeastern is more than the department’s academic programs. It includes the opportunity to participate in a variety of student organizations in which students get to know their peers and faculty outside the classroom and often have the opportunity to develop lifetime friendships and networking opportunities.  The organizations often involve the integration of what the students have learned in the classroom with the real world outside of Northeastern.


The goal of this student led group, founded by Erica Smith, B.S. ’20,  Rachel Sederberg, Ph.D. ’19, and Associate Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino is to increase awareness and diversity within the field of economics among both faculty and students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

DIVERSEcon will host a yearly seminar where an external speakers will discuss their research as well as their career experiences. The goal is  to provide  strong  role  models  as well as  practical  knowledge  of  the  challenges  within  the  profession  and  strategies  that  others  have  found  effective  in  overcoming  career  hurdles.

In addition, DIVERSEcon will collect data to track economics students and alumni and solicit ideas for improving diversity within the department.  The goal of these efforts would be to identify the underlying factors that inhibit greater diversity within the economics department and to bring forth recommendations that the department can act on to increase the representation of women, minority, and LGBTQ individuals within the field.  The intention is that the department will sustain these efforts beyond the duration of the grant to create a feedback loop that will provide a mechanism for continuous improvement in the area of diversity.

Link to web page


The NU Economics Society is Northeastern’s premier economics interest group run entirely by Northeastern undergraduates. It consists of economics majors, minors, and anyone else that expresses an interest in economics. The Economics Society is a venue for social activities, intellectual pursuits, and professional development, all deriving from the courses and experiences of the undergraduate student body! It serves to promote discussion of relevant economic issues, both in the world and in the department, and encourages the spreading of social and professional opportunities and networking for any student interested in the field of economics. The Northeastern University Economics Society is the umbrella organization for student economic clubs and projects at Northeastern University.


The Economics Society E-Board is:

President – Matthew Lehoisky

Director of Finance – Serena Tian

Director of Marketing – Kartik Kumar

VP of Events – Jhonatan Serrano

VP of Community Engagement – Tanvi Gandhi

VP of Research – Jan Berend

Economic Research Lead – Christopher Filmer

Economic Research Lead – Firas Zarrouk


Co-Chair of the Boston Symposium on Economics – Nash Hooper

Co-Chair of the Boston Symposium on Economics – Jack Roberge


Jan 24   107 Robinson Hall, 6-7

Jan 31   410 Ell Hall, 6-7

Feb 7    East Village 024, 6-7

Feb 14  East Village 024, 6-7

Feb 28  East Village 024, 6-7

Mar 7    East Village 024, 6-7

Mar 21 East Village 024, 6-7

Mar 28 East Village 024, 6-7

Apr 4     East Village 024, 6-7

Apr 11  East Village 024, 6-7


Contact NU Econ Society here and ask to join the mailing list:



Faculty Advisor: Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan

ECONPress is an editorial journal showcasing undergraduate research. We receive econometrics papers from students and evaluate whether to publish them in our end of year journal based on whether they contribute to the existing body of research on a topic. We also discuss current events and interesting topics in economics.

Students of all majors and backgrounds are welcome to join.
Meeting schedule is TBD

If you have any questions or want to learn more, please email us or check out our website.



Faculty Advisor: Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan

The Federal Reserve Challenge Team represents the Economics Society, and Northeastern, at all external competitions including the College Fed Challenge, the Up to Us Competition, and the iOme Challenge (which the NU delegation won in 2015). Want to become a part of these teams, or have another academic competition in mind? Join the Fed Challenge Team!

If you’re interested in being a part of the team please join us at one of the weekly meetings in the Fall.  Schedule TBD.   No background in economics is necessary to participate. To learn more about the Federal Reserve Challenge Team please don’t hesitate to contact



The purpose of the Masters Graduate Students Association is to facilitate student-to-student and student-to-faculty interaction in less formal settings. This association is run by the students.


To join or for more information, please visit the association’s webpage or contact the faculty advisor Assistant Teaching Professor  Xiaolin Shi, Ph.D.



The Women in Economics student organization aims to foster community for undergraduate women who are  interested in economics at Northeastern University and to showcase the more practical aspects of economics and excite the future generation of economists with the potential of the field.

Executive board:

  • President: Maxcy Grasso
  • Vice President: Ellie Smith
  • Treasurer: Nora Copple
  • Communications Director: Lily Xu

Contact information:




Faculty Affiliated

New England Bhangra Club is a competition dance group (Bhangra is a Punjabi dance) that is led by Northeastern students.
Co-presidents: Mitalee Korgaonkar and Mahimasri Kotamreddy
Faculty advisor: Madhavi Venkatesan
Students Advancing Intersectional Dreams is a diverse and inclusive student organizing collective (OC) that works to advance the intersectional, abolitionist, and transformative dreams of marginalized communities at Northeastern University and beyond.
President: Katherine Ramos
Faculty advisor: Madhavi Venkatesan

One for the World was started by NU student Courtney Fu and has chapters across many leading universities and law schools. The focus of the organization is economic equity.

Co-presidents: Courtney Fu and Patrick Neal

Faculty advisor: Madhavi Venkatesan


The department’s peer mentoring program consists of upper class students assisting incoming first-year economic majors transition to college life. Mentors will meet with small groups of new majors, or individually, as part of the ECON 1000 class and outside it as well. They will assist the new students with academic and non-academic matters.

Welcome 2021 Peer Mentors:

Contacts: Professor Gustavo Vicentino and Justin Repici.

These awards, named after the first chairman of the Department of Economics, are given every year to the top senior undergraduate students.  Those so honored have their names permanently mounted on a plaque in the department’s main office. The award is announced each spring at the department’s Spring Celebration.

ODE is the International Honor Society for Economics founded in 1963.

Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are making the study of economics one of their major interests and who meet the minimum qualifications. The Northeastern chapter (Iota) is part of a federation of chapters at more than 681 senior colleges and universities throughout the world.