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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


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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

Robert Porter

Porter Receives Impressive Award

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Economics, Finance and Management category goes, in this tenth edition, to Timothy Bresnahan, Ariel Pakes and Robert Porter.

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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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Hornsten's Microeconomics of Baking Cookies Video

Jim Hornsten presented "The Microeconomics of Baking Cookies: Teaching with Cooking Demonstrations" at the 2017 EconED conference. 


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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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Seminar in Macroeconomics

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Enrique Mendoza (University of Pennsylvania): "Liability Dollarization, Sudden Stops & Optimal Financial Policy"

Seminar in Industrial Organization

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Maryam Saeedi (Carnegie Mellon University): "Certification, Reputation and Entry: An Empirical Analysis"

More Events


Joel Mokyr Elected Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association
Student-led NET a Success
Opinion piece on Matthew Notowidigdo’s NEJM paper: The truth about medical bankruptcies
Seema Jayachandran's article: Unwanted: 21 million girls

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