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The Department of Economics is a large community of people dedicated to supporting students and advancing economics research. 

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Faculty Members

Our outstanding faculty members are known for the quality of their teaching and contributions to the field. Seventeen Northwestern economists are elected fellows of the Econometric Society. Twenty-eight are faculty research fellows or research associates of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Among department faculty are several former editors of Econometrica. Our faculty have served as presidents of professional societies, and have taken leaves for public service in Washington, D.C. Longtime faculty member Dale Mortensen (1939-2014) was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Northwestern's economics community 

In addition to the 45 faculty in the Economics Department, approximately twice as many economists in total can be found in other schools on campus including the McCormick School of Engineering, the Kellogg School of Management, and the School of Education and Social Policy. Many of these faculty teach courses which have economic content. See a list of these economists.

Department Staff and Administration

Find the department's key leadership and administrators, or browse our staff listing.

Graduate Students

Our Ph.D. program has approximately 120 students in residence.