Nemmers Prize Winner Awarded Nobel Prize
Jean Tirole, the current holder of the Nemmers Prize, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics on October 13, 2014. Tirole, a professor at the Toulouse School of Economics, was recognized for his work on regulating large firms with market power. He will be visiting Northwestern in Spring Quarter 2015, presenting a public lecture, and participating in a conference on another aspect of his work concerning liquidity, bubbles and crises. The Nemmers Prize is a biennial honor bestowed on an outstanding economist who has yet to win the Nobel Prize. However, as with Daniel McFadden in 2000, Professor Tirole won the Nobel Prize subsequent to his awarding of the Nemmers Prize but before his visit to Northwestern. Seven of the eleven holders of the Nemmers Prize were subsequently honored as Nobel Laureates. More information on the Nemmers Prize can be found here.
Attention Undergraduates: Pre-registration Reintroduced
The Economics Department is reintroducing pre-registration starting in November 2014 for Winter Quarter 2015. Majors and Minors will be able to pre-register for up to two classes. Students are reminded that they must declare the Economics Major or Minor to participate in pre-registration.
Distinguished Teaching Assistants Honored
The Department's Distinguished Teaching Assistant Awards for 2013-14 were presented in October 2014. The winners are: Titan Alon, Daniel Fershtman, Ruben Gaetani, Aanchal Jain, Alexander James, Sebastian Kohls, Andreas Kropf, Christopher Lau, Natalya Naumenko, Esteban Petruzzello, Christopher Romeo, Shruti Sinha and Yi Sun. These awards are given to the top third of our Teaching Assistants, based on student and faculty evaluations
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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