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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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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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Charles Manski

Manski Receives Honor

Charles Manski became a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association.  The Distinguished Fellow awards recognize lifetime research contributions.

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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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Recognizing Excellence

Professor James Hornsten and graduate student Loren Fryxell win Weinberg teaching awards.

The Susan Bies Lecture on Economics and Public Policy

Professor Claudia Goldin presented "Career and Family: Collision or Confluence" on May 2.


Our annual newsletter, covering the 2016 academic year, has been published.

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