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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


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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

The Econometric Society Announces 2019 Fellows

Congratulations to our newly elected fellows: Guido Lorenzoni and Bruno Strulovici

Guido Lorenzoni's research focuses on business cycles and financial crises.

Bruno Strulovici is an economic theorist whose research interests include dynamic and collective decision making, comparative statics, time inconsistency, law and economics, and contract theory. 

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Mar Reguant

Reguant is Recipient of Esteemed Award

Mar Reguant was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. Reguant's research focuses on energy and environmental economics.

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Economics in the Time of COVID-19

As the Coronavirus continues to spread across the world, economic uncertainty continues to grow. In an effort to better understand the economic impact of this pandemic, our faculty members have been hard at work publishing new research. Many of our esteemed faculty members have published papers and articles on how COVID-19 is impacting the economy. Learn more about our faculty members' current COVID-19 research.


Economics Video Series


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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 6 of our seminar series, which are held in fall and spring quarters.

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Development Economics Lunch Seminar

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Online

Utsav Manjeer (Northwestern University) - "Let the (P)rice Flow: The Local Economic Effects of India's Agricultural Export Ban" Abstrac...

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Congratulations to Professor Eric Auerbach on Being Awarded the OER Research Grant
Seema Jayachandran's Working Paper for the Institute for Policy Research: "Social Norms as a Barrier to Women's Employment in Developing Countries"
Martin Eichenbaum's Paper: "Monetary Policy and the Predictability of Nominal Exchange Rates"
Check Out the Institute for Policy Research Working Paper by Victoria Marone and Matthew Notowidigdo: "All Medicaid Expansions Are Not Created Equal: The Geography and Targeting of the Affordable Care Act"
Read Northwestern Alumni Ofer H. Azar's Article "The Economics of Tipping"

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