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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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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 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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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. 



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 Applied Microeconomics

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Evanston

Julia Cagé (Sciences Po Paris): "It Takes Money to Make MPs : New Evidence from 150 Years of British Campaign Spending" (with Edgard De...

Macroeconomics Lunch Seminar

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Matthias Rottner (European University Institute): "Uncertainty, Credit Booms and Bank Runs" 

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Five economic students selected to receive a 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF)
Northwestern Economics Tournament (NET) Hosts Third Annual Event
Kiminori Matsuyama was named as Research Associate of the Center of the Economics of Innovation, headed by Professor Philippe Aghion, at College de France
Congratulations to Gaston Illanes for the best paper in regulatory economics from the 2019 International Industrial Organization Conference

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