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
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301 Lake Hall
Boston, MA 02115-5000
phone: 617.373.2882
fax: 617.373.3640
email: econ@neu.edu


Department of Economics News

Economy grew faster in Mass. than in US for first quarter

Prof. Alan Clayton-Matthews reports in the latest MassBenchmarks a lower unemployment rate and wage increases for Massachusetts…
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Reuters Poll – U.S. economy – May 2016

Economics Professor and Chair Bill Dickens shares his Reuters polling answers on the US economy…
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Halliburton Lawsuit Shows Antitrust Cops Pounding Mega-Deals

Professor John Kwoka’s research on merger remedies is presented in this April 6 Bloomberg article…
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Colleges Drill Down on Job-Listing Terms

Associate Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino talks about changing employer skill requirements and workforce development in this April 3 Wall Street Journal article. ..
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Mass. unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent

Professor Alan Clayton Matthews comments on the strong job growth in Massachusetts in this March 24 Boston Globe article…
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06/06/2016 - 06/07/2016

First Midterm Meeting of CLUDS Project

The Northeastern University Department of Economics will be sponsoring an academic conference on the topic of urban regeneration and economic development on 6-7 June 2016…
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It’s an actor’s life for Kaya Simmons

NU Economics and Sociology major (and new actor) Kaya Simmons plays Jonathan, one of the four leading characters in Mud Blue Sky.

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Best Antitrust Book

Professor John Kwoka's book Mergers, Merger Control, and Remedies A Retrospective Analysis of U.S. Policy has been awarded Best Antitrust Book by the American Antitrust Institute.

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Economics senior receives co-op award

Congratulations to Economics major Lauren Cornell for receiving an Outstanding Co-op Award.

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Congrats NU Fiscal Challenge Team!

The Economics Society was named one of three finalists from a field of 22 entrants in the Fiscal Challenge. This student team, alongside teams from Harvard and the University of Tubingen (Germany), presented their work to academics and policymakers in Washington, DC.

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