Winter 2020 Newsletter
Letter from the chair
Season’s Greetings and best wishes for 2020! The Economics Department enjoyed another successful year and eagerly looks forward to the coming year and a series of new initiatives we have launched. As a result of the extraordinary and tireless work of my predecessor Larry Christiano, who skillfully balanced the department’s diverse interests and navigated the University’s often Byzantine bureaucracy, I entered my three-year term as chair in September with a solid foundation on which to continue building Northwestern’s reputation as one of the world’s top economics departments. I look forward to telling many of you personally more about developments in Economics at Northwestern as you return to campus in the coming years. Please drop by my office and introduce yourself when you visit. I can guarantee an appropriately cluttered office and a spectacular view of Lake Michigan, but bear in mind that there's very little I can do at this point about that C+ from Mark Witte in Intro to Macro. Best to just move on.
150 Years of Women at NU
The 2019-2020 academic year marks 150 years since women could enroll as Northwestern undergraduate students.
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The department is commemorating this milestone by recognizing our alumnae, students and faculty. Interested in participating? Share your story or nominate someone.
Thank You to Our Donors
The continued support of our alumni helps us maintain and improve one of the premier economics programs in the world. Thank you for your generosity!
View our Honor Roll
Alumni Spotlight: Then & Now
Read a Q & A with alumnae Kathy Miller-Schlegel '72 and Lily Gandhi '19 to compare and contrast life at Northwestern from each of their unique perspectives.
Faculty New Year's Reading List
Topics range from the rise of Chicago from muddy riverbanks to an urban center to how economics can help solve some of the most challenging problems of our day.
Alumni Event Highlights
The department is always looking to connect with our alumni. Please view some of the events that took place over the last year and contact Christy Anderson if you have ideas or would like to participate in an event.
The department continues to think of new ways to bring students and faculty together outside the classroom. The informal, small group events promote discussion about how students can pursue economics, research and other goals. Read more about a few initiatives and past events below.
Our faculty have been busy this year advancing the bounds of economic scholarship, engaging the world and setting high standards for our students.
PhD Spotlight: EMCON
The Empirics and Methods in Economics Conference (EMCON) was held October 11 - 12 at The Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at The University of Chicago. The conference, jointly organized annually by PhD students from Northwestern University and The University of Chicago, is already in its fourth year.
Keep in touch!
We would love to hear from you! Please post your professional achievements and job postings on our LinkedIn group.
Additionally, please nominate someone or yourself to be featured on our 150 Years of Women page or fill out this form to be highlighted on our Alumni Spotlights page.
Furthermore, if you are interested in speaking to our students about your career (any field) or being featured in our newsletter, please reach out to Christy Anderson, Assistant Director of Administration.
Finally, please consider giving a gift to our department and enjoy this video from the Northwestern Alumni Association showcasing Northwestern's 2019 highlights.
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