Spotlights

Grant awarded to Assistant Professor Sasser Modestino

Assistant Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino and Trinh Nguyen (City of Boston, Office of Workforce Development) have been awarded funding of $280,714 from the William T. Grant Foundation for a study aimed at reducing economic inequalities for low-income youth and African-American youth…
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Congratulations to the 2016-2017 NU Fiscal Challenge team!

Congratulations to Northeastern University economics students:  Andre Kirunda, Charlie Denhart, Chris Roughan, Erin Thornton, Paul Molander, and Elizabeth Platonova for  being Fiscal Challenge finalists for the 2016-2017 academic year. Their presentation won the team a trip to Capitol Hill and the chance to meet top thinkers in the policy field. The idea of the Fiscal Challenge is to confront…
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Benefits of Summer Youth Employment

Northeastern labor economist Alicia Sasser Modestino is leading a multi-year study with the Boston Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development to shed light on what works for summer jobs programs, as well as what works for whom, under what conditions, and why…
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For Better or For Worse

Education and the Prevalence of Domestic Violence in Turkey
Assistant Professor Bilge Erten’s paper has been accepted for publication in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
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