Department News


Jean Tirole is 2014 Recipient of Nemmers Prize

Jean TiroleNorthwestern University is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2014 Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics to Jean Tirole, chairman of the Foundation Jean-Jacques Laffont / Toulouse School of Economics and scientific director of the Institute for Industrial Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole in France. The award was made “based on his various contributions to economic theory and its application to finance, industrial organization and behavioral economics." The biennial honor is bestowed on an outstanding economist who has yet to win the Nobel Prize. Professor Tirole will visit Northwestern next year, give a public lecture and participate in a conference on his work. The formal announcement can be read here. The winner of the 2012 Nemmers Prize Daron Acemoglu of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be making his second visit to campus in May 2014.

New Assistant Professors

Yingni GuoLuigi BocolaThe Department is pleased to announce the hiring of two new faculty members. Yingni Guo (pictured far left) is a microeconomic theorist who is completing her Ph.D. at Yale University. She will join the faculty this summer. Luigi Bocola is a macroeconomist who is completing his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. He will join the faculty in the summer of 2015 following a year as a post-doctoral fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

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.


Economics 501: Graduate Student Seminar
April 21, 201411:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop in Macroeconomics / Workshop in Development and Trade Economics
April 21, 201412:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Workshop in Industrial Organization
April 22, 20141:30 PM - 3:00 PM


Dale Mortensen

Summer Session 2014 Schedule

Next Year's Class Schedules

View Bies Lecture Video

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 11, 2014