Department News



Robert Gordon elected Distinguish Fellow of the American Economic Association

Jean TiroleRobert Gordon has been elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association (AEA). The Distinguished Fellow awards recognize lifetime research contributions. Since 1965, past presidents of the AEA are recognized as Distinguished Fellows, and up to four additional individuals may be elected for the award in any one calendar year. He is recognized as a leading American macroeconomist, and is known particularly for his work on business cycles, productivity growth, long-run economic growth, and the economics of the airline industry. The award recognizes a long career of outstanding contributions to scholarship, teaching, public service, and the economics profession. The award citation can be read at the AEA website.

Video of Christina Romer's Lecture Available On-line

Christina Romer, who served from January 2009 until September 2010 as Chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, presented the Susan Bies Lecture on Economics and Public Policy on Monday April 7. She is a faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley. Her talk was titled: "The Aftermath of Financial Crises: It Doesn't Have to be Terrible." A video of the talk can be viewed on-line.


Joint CET-Math Center Economic Theory Bag Lunch
April 24, 201412:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Workshop in Development and Trade Economics - joint with Macroeconomics Workshop
April 24, 20143:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Workshop in Economic History
April 24, 20144:30 PM - 6:00 PM


Dale Mortensen

Summer Session 2014 Schedule

Next Year's Class Schedules

View Bies Lecture Video

Nemmers Prize

About the Department

The Department of Economics at Northwestern University is one of the largest departments in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. It offers an undergraduate major and minor, a special four year BA/MA, and a renowned PhD program. The faculty has won many awards for the quality of their teaching. In addition, they are widely published in leading academic journals and have been elected as fellows of prestigious professional organizations.

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April 18, 2014