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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

Charles Manski

Manski interviewed by Economic Theory

Former Northwestern faculty member Elie Tamer takes readers on a journey through Charles Manski career of path breaking work.

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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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Mokyr Named Distinguished Fellow of the AEA

Joel Mokyr was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association for his invaluable contributions to our understanding of economic growth and technological change. 



News and Events


Weekly Seminars

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Our weekly seminars bring renowned economists from universities around the globe. Explore all 6 of our seminar series, which are held in fall and spring quarters.

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Seminar in Macroeconomics

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Gauti Eggertsson (Brown University): “Kaldor and Piketty’s Facts: The Rise of Monopoly Power in the United States”

Seminar in Industrial Organization

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Aniket Panjwani (Northwestern University): "News in Chains: The Effects of Newspaper Consolidation on News Content, 1950-1980"

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Joel Horowitz elected as a Fellow of the International Association for Applied Econometrics
Joel Mokyr receives the 2018 Elinor Ostrom Prize
Seema Jayachandran receives the Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America
Former Ph.D. student Yana Gallen's research on Gender Productivity Gap featured in the Wall Street Journal

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