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Economics

Our Programs and Curriculum

 

Economics at Northwestern

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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 125 students in residence. 

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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

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Center for Economic History receives $2.5 million grant from Menard family

The grant will establish the Menard Fellows program, which will support post-doctoral students, the Menard Research Fund, which will support post-doctoral and graduate student research and a tenured professor who also will act as the center’s associate director.

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NET 2022 FEATURES FIRST HYBRID COMPETITION FORMAT

NET hosted its fifth annual tournament from April 2-3, 2022. NET 2022 marked the first time in the event's history which allowed students to compete either virtually or in-person. This year, 19 teams from 9 states and 5 countries competed against one another in the Introductory Power Round, the Advanced Power Round, and Econ Bowl events for both virtual and in-person teams.

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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.

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Economics Video Series

 

Learn about the innovative research of our faculty.

News and Events

 

Weekly Seminars

 
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Our weekly seminars bring renowned economists from universities around the globe. Explore all 7 of our seminar series, which are held in fall and spring quarters.

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Events

 
May
23
2022
Seminar in Macroeconomics

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Kyle Herkenhoff (University of Minnesota/Minneapolis Fed): Title TBA  

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News

 
Annie Liang Receives NSF Career Award
Professor Charles Manski Receives Willard G. Manning Memorial Award
Econ Alumnus Starts Successful Crypto ATM Business
Piotr Dworczak Among Six Northwestern Professors Named Sloan Research Fellows
Professor Christopher Udry and PhD Alum Leonard Wantchekon Publish Articles on the Economies of Africa

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