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

Is the skills gap real?

The research of two Northeastern University economists, Alicia Sasser Modestino and Barry Bluestone, is cited in this Boston Globe August 2 article…
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On Iranian economics, politics and energy

An expert on the economies of the Middle East, Professor Kamran Dadkhah has been interviewed recently on the current economic and political situation in Iran…
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Firms should stop pretending that high-profile mergers will benefit consumers

Professor John Kwoka weighs in on the question of whether high profile mergers benefit consumers in this July 28th Los Angeles Times article…
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Some offshored manufacturing jobs return to US

Professor Barry Bluestone is interviewed in this July 26th Boston Globe article on the impact and challenges of the “reshoring” trend on the manufacturing sector in Massachusetts…
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Summer Workshop Series


Summer PhD Workshop

316 Lake Hall
Pinshuo Wang presenting

The Economics Summer PhD workshop series features work in progress by doctoral students and faculty in the fields of Industrial Organization and Labor.

The workshop meets once a week during lunch (BYO) in 316 Lake and is open to all economics graduate students and faculty…
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Northeastern Economics Alum chosen to lead Toronto’s Brattle Group office

The Brattle Group has opened an office in Toronto and has chosen Northeastern University Economics alumnus Dr. Renée Duplantis (PhD 2010) to lead it.

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Mass Benchmarks: State economy expands robustly in Q2

"The rising tide appears to finally be lifting the boats of the long-term unemployed, even though conditions for these workers remain difficult", noted Dr. Alan Clayton-Matthews, Mass Benchmarks Senior Contributing Editor and Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Northeastern University.

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