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Economics at Northwestern


Our world-class department owes its reputation to outstanding faculty dedicated to teaching and research, as well as engaged students who take advantage of learning opportunities in and beyond the classroom.

The Economics major and minor are open to all undergraduates. The Ph.D. program has 120 students in residence and an entering class of 25. 

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Our Faculty


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Meet our Faculty

Our distinguished faculty includes fellows of the American Economic Association, members of the National Academy of Sciences and editors of the American Economic Review and other prestigious journals. Longtime faculty member Dale Mortensen was winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Economics.

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Recent Publications

The Econometric Society Announces 2020 Fellows

Congratulations to our newly elected fellows: Matthias Doepke and Alessandro Pavan! 

Matthias Doepke's research deals with economic growth and development, political economy, and monetary economics. He has worked on theories of demographic change, family economics, the role of political and cultural change in economic development, and redistributional effects of inflation. 

Alessandro Pavan's research concerns the analysis of the role of information in strategic situations of interest to both micro and macro economists. His research focuses on global games, the social value of information and coordination, mechanism design, matching, and two-sided markets. 

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Mar Reguant

Reguant is Recipient of Esteemed Award

Mar Reguant was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. Reguant's research focuses on energy and environmental economics.

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Economic Research during COVID-19

As the Coronavirus continues to spread across the world, economic uncertainty continues to grow. In an effort to better understand the economic impact of this pandemic, our faculty members have been hard at work publishing new research. Below is a selection of published papers and articles from our esteemed faculty members on the potential economic impact of the coronavirus.


Economics Video Series


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News and Events


Weekly Seminars

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Our weekly seminars bring renowned economists from universities around the globe. Explore all 6 of our seminar series, which are held in fall and spring quarters.

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Seminar in Macroeconomics

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM, Online

Mark Gertler (New York University): "Title TBA" (Start time: 12:20 PM)  *All fall seminars will take place via Zoom

Economics Development Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Online

Kensuke Maeba (Northwestern University): Title TBA   *All fall lunches will take place via zoom

Seminar in Economic Theory

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Online

Marina Halac (Yale University): "Title TBA" *All fall seminars will take place via Zoom

More Events


Read "How people respond to rare events" by Martin Eichenbaum, published on VoxEU
Martin Eichenbaum participates in IPRatNU post-election panel
Ron Braeutigam and David Besanko completed the sixth edition of their intermediate micro textbook, Microeconomics.
Congratulations to Joel Mokyr who was awarded a doctorate honoris causa by the University of Lyon in France
Check out Nicole Ozminski’s working paper “Who profits from Amateurism? Rent Sharing in Modern college Sports” mentioned in Real Time Economics in the WSJ

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