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Student Organizations

The undergraduate 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 new student led group, founded and chaired 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 two seminars per academic year where an external speaker 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

Economics Society

The Economics Society, the organization for undergraduate economics students, is run entirely by Northeastern undergraduate economics majors. It stages events, runs programs, and invites speakers to address the undergraduate student body. It is truly a blend of fun, social activities and intellectual pursuits that derive from the courses and experiences of the undergraduate student body.

Weekly meetings (held every Monday from 6:0o p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in 110 West Village H) consist of economically-inspired simulations or games, guest speakers, and co-op events.


The contact information for the NUES:
e-mail:   nueconsociety@gmail.com
Visit the Economics Society website for information on upcoming and past events, contact information, and links to follow them on Twitter and Facebook.


Federal Reserve Challenge Team

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 Challange 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.  Meetings are typically held in 316 Lake Hall.  No background in economics is necessary to participate.

To learn more about the Federal Reserve Challenge Team please don’t hesitate to contact  neufedchallenge@gmail.com


Visit the Economics Society website for information on upcoming and past events, contact information, and links to follow them on Twitter and Facebook.


ECONpressThe first meeting of the Fall semester will be held on Tuesday September 11 at 7:00 p.m. in 310 Lake Hall.

ECONPress is a student run undergraduate research journal published at the end of the spring semester. Each issue features the economic research of undergraduate students. ECONPress
provides a forum for the undergraduate economic community to engage in active discussion and debate about the topics, theories, and applications learned in the classroom. Students may submit material that falls within three different categories: articles, essays, and research papers.

In addition to the journal, ECONPress hosts an annual conference where the journal’s authors present their research to the local community. Any author featured in ECONPress in the current academic year will have the opportunity to create a display highlighting the results of his/her work. The authors of the top three quantitative papers from the current academic year will also have the opportunity to formally present their findings as part of a program that includes a prominent economist. ECONPress’s hope is to assist in the preparation of the next generation of economists by providing undergraduate students with a resource that enables them to experience and engage in research.

To submit your paper or if you are interested in joining, please contact ECONPress via email at nueconpress@gmail.com

Link to ECONPress



eMentors – Peer Mentoring ProgramDigital Media Commons Open House

The department’s peer mentoring program consists of upper class students assisting freshmen 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. Students interested in being mentors should contact

Dr. Simon (p.simon@neu.edu) or Mr. Repici  (j.repici@neu.edu).



Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society (ODE)

ODE is the International Honor Society for Economics founded in 1963.  “The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding ODE

achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities; the publication

of its official journal, ‘The American Economist,’ and sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions” (ODE Website: www.omicrondeltaepsilon.org).

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.

Morris A. Horowitz Excellence in Economics Awards

These awards, named after the first chairman of the Department of Economics, are given every year to the top senior undergraduate students. Generally, awards are given to the top B.A. and B.S. 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.