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Economics

Our Programs and Curriculum

 

Economics at Northwestern

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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

Dale Mortensen

Dale Mortensen Nobel Prize medal donated to Northwestern

The family, friends, colleagues and former students of the late Dale T. Mortensen, the Ida C. Cook Professor of Economics at Northwestern University and Nobel Laureate, gathered February 1, 2019 at the Department of Economics for the dedication of Mortensen’s Nobel Prize medal, which was donated to the University by the Mortensen family.

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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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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. 

 

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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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Events

 
Sep
24
2019
Seminar in Econometrics

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Elizabeth Ogburn (Johns Hopkins University): Title TBA    

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News

 
Matt Notowidigdo's research published in 2018 by the New England Journal of Medicine used to fact check Wednesday's Democratic Presidential Debate
Congratulations to the 2019 Graduates and Economics Award Winners
Congratulations to economics major Bridgette Proctor Heller ’83, ’85 MBA for winning a 2019 Northwestern Alumni Medal
Charles Manski’s new book, Patient Care under Uncertainty, forthcoming September 2019
Jim Hornsten will serve a second three-year term on the American Economic Association’s Committee on Economic Education

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