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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. His recent work looks at the role of expectations and information diffusion in fluctuations, at how lending conditions affect aggregate spending, and at self-fulfilling models of sovereign debt 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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Recognizing Maura Sullivan' ECON 01, champion for veterans and military families

Northwestern University presented Maura C. Sullivan ‘01 with its third annual Veterans Recognition Award Nov. 9, recognizing the former U.S. Marine Captain and VA Assistant Secretary’s illustrious career, in which she has fought on the frontlines and advocated for veterans back home. 

For Sullivan, the essence of leadership comes down to serving others and leading by example.

“The greatest gift America has given me is the unparalleled joy I experienced via the opportunity and privilege to serve — as an officer in the Marines and in the Obama Administration at the VA and the Pentagon,” Sullivan said in an interview.


Economics Video Series


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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 Econometrics

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

José Luis Montiel Olea (Columbia University): "A Robust Machine Learning Algorithm for Text Analysis" and "(Machine) Learning Parameter...

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Congratulations to our newly elected Econometric Society Fellows: Guido Lorenzoni & Bruno Strulovici (Faculty) and Tomasz Strzalecki & Nicola Persico (PhD alumni)!
Congrats to our Fed Challenge Team for participating in the 2019 Chicago Fed Challenge
Econ students attend Football Game with Professor Jeff Ely to discuss Purple Pricing
Impactful discussion had after "On the Brink: A Story of History, Hope and Determination" film screening
Econ Open House a Success!

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