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


Department of Economics News

The Capitol Forum

Professor John Kwoka is interviewed by The Capitol Forum on why the DOJ is planning a tougher approach to merger remedies…
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A cautious Fed holds key interest rate steady

William Dickens, chair of the economics department at Northeastern University, said he remains concerned about the millions of Americans who dropped out of the workforce. Boston Globe September 17, 2015…
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On Point

Associate Professor Alicia Sasser Modestion talks job vacancies, hiring and unemployment on NPR’s September 15 On Point broadcast…
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Heating oil prices at their lowest since 2009

Associate Professor Alan Clayton-Matthews said the drop in heating oil prices may provide a small boost to the state’s economy in this September 14 Boston Globe article…
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Employers shying away from hiring teens for the summer

Employers who don’t want to find themselves in a short on staff in the late summer may shy away from hiring younger workers. Alicia Sasser Modestino, a labor economist at Northeastern University, says teens now have lots of competition for summer work…
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Upcoming Events


Federal Reserve Challenge Team

316 Lake Hall, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m…
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1960’s Social Revolution

20 West Village F, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m…
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Computing Price-Cost Margins in a Durable Goods Environment

Marc Rysman (Boston University)

316 Lake Hall
12:00 noon..
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Adult Health Interventions at Scale and Children’s Schooling

Evidence from Antiretroviral Therapy in Zambia
Adrienne Lucas (Delaware)

316 Lake Hall
12:00 noon..
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Congratulations to Lou Pantuosco

Lou Pantuosco, who earned his PhD in Economics in 1992 from Northeastern University, has been named the William H. Grier professor at Winthrop University.

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Dean’s Strategy Council

Two of the founding members of the Northeastern University Dean's Strategy Council of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities are alumni of the Department of Economics.

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