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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email: econ@neu.edu



Economics News

Professor John Kwoka appointed to the American Antitrust Institute Board of Directors

The American Antitrust Institute has announced that Professor John Kwoka has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Governor Deval Patrick’s hits and misses

According to analysis by Professor Alan Clayton-Matthews, the number of jobs increased by 4.1 percent in Massachusetts during Governor Patrick’s tenure.

Virus, drought to hike grocery prices despite cheap gas

Professor Alan Clayton-Matthews comments on the impact of the predicted food price increases on households.

Did The Justice Department Do Enough To Protect American Airline Consumers?

In this International Business Times article, Professor John Kwoka comments on recent mergers in the airline industry.

In Short-Term Unemployment Data, Good and Bad News

Research on the Beveridge Curve by Economics Chair William Dickens and NU Economics Alumnus (PhD 2014) Rand Ghayad has been cited in a Wall Street Journal article by Salim Furth.

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Faculty Work-in-Progress Colloquium


Trade Reforms, and Racial and Gender Inequality: Evidence from South Africa

Bilge Erten

Assistant Professor, Economics and International Affairs
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Department Spotlights


Mergers, Merger Control, and Remedies

 In late December, Mergers, Merger Control, and Remedies A Retrospective Analysis of U.S. Policy by John Kwoka will be published by MIT Press.  John Kwoka is the Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics at Northeastern University.

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Congratulations to Professor Bilge Erten!

Bilge Erten, Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs was one of seven faculty members from the College of Social Sciences and Humanities to receive a CSSH Dean’s Research Development Awards in the Fall 2014 cycle for research during 2015.

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