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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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"On the Brink: A Story of History, Hope and Determination" film screening and panel discussion

The Department of Economics co-hosted "On the Brink: A Story of History, Hope and Determination" film screening and discussion with Kimberley Rudd '88 and Michelle Bibbs '86 & '88 on October 3, 2019.

We are grateful to Producer and Co-director Jeffrey D. Shulman (WCAS ’01, KSM ’04, KSM ’06), Professor of Marketing at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, for moderating an important discussion.


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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Seminar in Macroeconomics

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Petros Milionis (University of Groningen): "Perceived Mortality Risk, Gender Differences and Schooling Investments"

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Interview with Economist Janice Eberly: Intangible Capital and Other Topics
Robert Gordon's paper, "The Industry Anatomy of the Transatlantic Productivity Growth Slowdown: Europe Chasing the American Frontier"
Molly Schnell's paper, "The Mental Health Impact of Fatal Shootings at American Schools"
Native-born American students’ test scores improve with increased exposure to foreign born students, Riccardo Marchingiglio of Northwestern University and four co-authors find
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