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

Salary Advantage Goes to Children of Homeowners

Associate Professor Maria Luengo -Prado and Dr. Daniel Cooper are interviewed by the Wall Street Journal on their recent Journal of Urban Economics paper on how home prices affect a child’s future income.  ..
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Empty-nesters opting for city life, comfort

Boston Herald, May 15, 2015..
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Why these summer jobs will matter for high schoolers

In this May 8th CNBC article, Associate Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino speaks on the importance of summer jobs for teens…
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Inequities in Tax Policy

In this May 5th Huffington Post Blog, NU Economics Alumnus Rand Ghayad (PhD 2014) along with Michael Cragg, write about income inequality…
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Congratulations to Daniel Abunaw

Eco­nomics senior Daniel Abunaw received the Paul M. Pratt Award for demon­strating excep­tional per­sonal and pro­fes­sional growth through his co-​​ops.

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Congratulations Class of 2015

Pictured here at the PhD Hooding Ceremony:  Michael Brisson, Professor Bill Dickens, Professor John Kwoka and Chengyan Gu

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Professor Kamran Dadkhah in the News

An expert on the economies of the Middle East, Professor Dadkhah has been interviewed recently on Iranian economic growth by various media outlets.

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From Economics to Epidemiology

Lauren Graybill will begin her doctoral studies in epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in August 2015.

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