Summer 2023 Newsletter
Letter from the chair
Dear Alumni and Friends of the Department of Economics,
Northwestern has now completed its academic year, which culminated in our June graduation ceremonies. The campus is quiet, with students and faculty scattered around the world. I’m writing to update you on developments of the past six months in the Department of Economics.
Welcome New Faculty
The department is thrilled to
introduce the newest members of our faculty. This year's hiring season produced talented individuals who will undoubtedly go on to enrich and broaden the field of economics and our department.
Check out our new website section featuring all of the media recommendations our faculty and graduate students have made over the years, including books and podcasts.
In Honor of Rebecca Blank
Rebecca M. Blank, former president-elect and professor of economics at Northwestern, passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, from cancer. Dr. Blank had an immense impact on both higher education and economic policy.
Womxn in Economics hosted an alumni panel made up of recent graduates from across industries to show the directions that an Economics degree can take your career. All of the alumni were previously in WIE.
Congratulations to the class of 2023! This year we celebrated with a senior awards ceremony including remarks from Professors Mark Witte, Rob Porter, James Hornsten, and Robert Coen.
Our undergraduate students have accomplished a great deal this year, including founding a new student organization focused on financial literacy education in Chicago Public Schools and placing first in the University of Chicago’s Econometrics Game competition.
We wish all of our graduate students success as they continue their teaching and research pursuits at fine institutions and firms throughout the world.
Our department is looking forward to welcoming our incoming class to the Ph.D. program in the fall!