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.

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Boston, MA 02115-5000
phone: 617.373.2882
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email: econ@neu.edu


Department of Economics News

Professor Bill Dickens joins Reuters polling

Professor Bill Dickens has been invited to participate in Reuters polls on major U.S. economic trends…
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The long party for commodity producers is so over

Assistant Professor Bilge Erten was interviewed on Monday August 25 on WBUR’s Marketplace…
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Why American Teens Aren’t Working Summer Jobs Anymore

In this Bloomberg Business article, Associate Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino explains the reasons behind the decline in summer jobs for teens…
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Maybe the Commodities Supercycle Is Actually Real

Assistant Professor Bilge Erten’s paper, “Super Cycles of Commodity Prices since the Mid-Nineteenth Century,” (with José Antonio Ocampo) is referenced in this August 7 BloombergView article…
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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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09/02/2015 - 09/04/2015

Teaching Assistants Orientation 2015

For new graduate students with a TA assignment..
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New Econ Graduate Student Orientation

30 BK (Behrakis Health Sciences Center) ..
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Faculty Works-in-Progress

Catalina Herrera Almanza..
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New Articles by James Dana

Professor James Dana has had two articles published in the International Journal of Industrial Organization and one article published in the Journal of Economic Theory.

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Congrats Pine Tree Winners; Raise Over $300K for pediatric cancer research

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Imke Reimers who won her fifth Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic. 

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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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