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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Department of Economics News

Alicia Sasser Modestino named to Unemployment Task Force

Governor Baker has named Associate Professor Sasser Modestino to the state task force that will focus on the challenges faced by individuals who have experienced and continue to experience chronically high rates of unemployment. . . .
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How a Nuclear Deal With Iran Could Affect Gas Prices

Professor Kamran Dadkhah speaks on how a nuclear deal with Iran could affect oil production in this March 20 Boston Globe article.. . .
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More Proof That Graduating in the Recession Was Awful

BloombergBusiness cites the research of Associate Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino in the Boston Federal Reserve working paper, Upskilling: Do Employers Demand Greater Skill When Skilled Workers Are Plentiful?. . .
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Mass. unemployment rate drops to 4.9% in February

In this Boston Globe article, Professor Alan Clayton Matthews draws a correlation between increased consumer confidence and rising unemployment.. . .
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Rights Make Might

On  March 17, Assistant Professor Catalina Herrera Almanza was one of three panelists on the Reproductive Rights as Economic Empowerment for Women and Girls Parallel Event at the United Nations’ 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.      

America’s most overpriced cities in 2015

Economics Professor Barry Bluestone comments on Boston being ranked 3rd on Forbes’ list of Most Overpriced cities.. . .
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Fed Weighs More Ambitious Goal for Sweet Spot on Employment

Economics Chair William Dickens is quoted in this Bloomberg Business article on the issue of full employment.. . .
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Upcoming Events



Political Aspirations in India: Evidence from Fertility Limits on Local Leaders. . .
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04/24/2015 - 04/26/2015

International Industrial Organization Conference

The 2015 International Industrial Organization Conference, sponsored by the Industrial Organization Society and hosted by the Department of Economics at Northeastern University will include contributed sessions on all topics in industrial organization including antitrust economics and regulation.. . .
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NU Humanities Center Grant

Economics Chair Bill Dickens and Valentine Moghadam, Director of the International Affairs Program have been awarded a grant from the Humanities Center to support a conference with the purpose of advancing the agenda of building the first ever Center for Gender and Development.. . .
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Alicia Sasser Modestino

Associate Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino has been named to the Editorial Board of MassBenchmarks.. . .
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Bilge Erten and Catalina Herrera

Economics Assistant Professors Bilge Erten and Catalina Herrera, along with Valentine Moghadam (International Affairs) have been awarded a Northeastern University TIER1 Grant to further their research on the connection between Development, Democratization, and Women’s Empowerment.

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