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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


Learn about faculty accomplishments, publications and news.

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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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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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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. 



News and Events


Weekly Seminars

economics seminar
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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New Teaching Assistant Conference

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Evanston

Mandatory training for all students serving as Teaching Assistants for the first time. Organized by the Searle Center for Advancing Lea...

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Christopher Udry on Confronting Global Poverty
Melanie Meng Xue's article: Cotton textile production in medieval China unravelled patriarchy
Congratulations to the 2018 Graduates and Economic Award Winners
Economic Majors Maggie Hoffman '18 and Colleen (Hastings) Van Ham '94, President and CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Illinois Connect to Discuss Careers in Healthcare

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