The Department of Economics hosts a wide array of events including seminars, lectures, conferences, alumni panels and other special events.
Events this week
Our weekly seminar series in fall and spring quarters brings renowned economists from universities across the globe to give talks in their areas of expertise.
Economics alumni share career path stories and benefits of liberal arts
Explore our seminar series:
The department also hosts Theory Seminars and Theory Lunchtime Brownbags, organized jointly with Kellogg School of Management's Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science (CMS-EMS).
There are various Graduate Student Seminars and reading groups organized by faculty and PhD students.
All Seminar Series
We host two major lectures that bring economics scholars to campus.
Back to top
Susan Bies Lecture on Economics and Public Policy
Launched in 2008, the Susan Bies Lecture on Economics and Public Policy alternates between microeconomic and macroeconomic topics. The 2016 Bies Lecture was given by Professor Claudia Goldin, Harvard, on May 2. She presented "Career and Family: Collision or Confluence."
Susan Bies Lecture
Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics
The Nemmers prize is awarded every two years to economists whose work has made a lasting significance and contributed to new knowledge in the field. The 2016 Nemmers Prize was awarded to Sir Richard Blundell. Professor Blundell is scheduled to visit Northwestern during May and November 2017.
Erwin Nemmers Prize