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

Iranian economy: how to overcome economic challenges

In this March 5, AzerNews article, Professor Kamran Dadkhah comments on Iran’s economic recession. . . .
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Q&A: Antitrust economist John Kwoka says mergers mean higher prices

Reuters, March 3, 2015. . .
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Unsexy but tech-forward industries offer hope to middle class

In Massachusetts, says economist Barry Bluestone of Northeastern University, “There’s a dramatic rejuvenation of a lot of industries that you’d think would be gone by now.”. . .
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House Price Growth When Children are Teenagers: A Path to Higher Earnings?

“House price gains when children are teenagers increase homeowners’ housing equity and their ability to invest in their children’s human capital and/or to finance other expenditures,” Daniel Cooper and [Northeastern University Associate Professor of Economics] María José Luengo-Prado wrote in a working paper from the Boston Fed. “Our results show that house price appreciation during. . .
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Upcoming Events


DEPARTMENT SEMINAR: Career Women and the Durability of Marriage

Claudia Olivetti, Boston Universtity



Marta Murray-Close, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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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Rights Make Might

On Tuesday, March 17, Assistant Professor Catalina Herrera Almanza will be 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.        

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Mergers, Merger Control, and Remedies

The reviews are in for Mergers, Merger Control, and Remedies A Retrospective Analysis of U.S. Policy by John Kwoka.. . .
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