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Our Programs and Curriculum


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


Learn about faculty accomplishments, publications and news.

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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

Lawrence Summers

Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers to Deliver Bies Lecture

Lawrence H. Summers presented the Susan Bies Lecture on Economics and Public Policy on Wednesday, October 18.  The lecture recording will be posted here once available.

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Mar Reguant

Reguant Wins Prestigious Award

Mar Reguant was awarded the 2017 Banco Sabadell Foundation Award for her research in energy and environmental economics. This prize is given to the top Spanish economist under the age of 40.

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Dean Karlan

Development Group Grows

Dean Karlan will join Kellogg this fall and, together with Chris Udry, expand our already strong development group.
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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 7 of our seminar series, which are held in fall and spring quarters.

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Bag Lunch Seminar Series

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Evanston

Arjada Bardhi (Northwestern University): "Optimal Discovery and Influence Through Selective Sampling"

Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Evanston

Sara Heller (University of Michigan): "Rethinking the Benefits of Youth Employment Programs: The Heterogeneous Effects of Summer Jobs" ...

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Graduate Students Stephanie Johnson and Chiara Maggi named 2018 Kauffman Fellows

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