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
360 Huntington Avenue
301 Lake Hall
Boston, MA 02115-5000
phone: 617.373.2882
fax: 617.373.3640
email: econ@neu.edu


Department of Economics News

Massachusetts economy outpaced nation in 2014

The Boston Globe January 30, 2015

Blizzard to throw blanket over Bay State economy

Economics Professor Oscar Brookins comments on the potential economic impact of the ‘Blizzard of 2015′ to the Bay State in this Boston Herald article.

‘Equal pay for equal work’ isn’t so simple

Northeastern Economics Lecturer Jodi Beggs discusses the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Boston Globe January 26, 2015

Massachusetts posts strongest year for job growth since 2000

In this Boston Globe article, Economics Professor Alan Clayton-Matthews comments on Massachusetts lowest unemployment rate (5.5 percent) since 2000.

Give the unemployed a second chance

The research of NU Economics Alumnus Rand Ghayad (PhD 2014) is cited In this CNN story.

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Upcoming Events

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.


Economics Society

for Undergraduates

New members are always welcome. Meetings for the Spring 2015 semester will be held every Monday at 6pm in 108 West Village H.

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Patrick Legros

The Department of Economics is pleased to announce that Patrick Legros is joining the faculty as Distinguished Professor of Economics.

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Internship at the UN

Elena Losada, a MA/BS Economics student was accepted for a UN internship in the Economic Affairs for the Regional Commissions office in New York.

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