Leon N. Moses, 1924-2013
The Department is sad to announce the passing of Emeritus Professor Leon Moses. Professor Moses was a faculty member at Northwestern from 1959 to his retirement in 2005. He is remembered for the high standard of his teaching particularly in the undergraduate intermediate microeconomics course. He was also well known for his research in transportation and urban economics and regional science. Details on his contributions to these fields can be found here.
Aviv Nevo elected as Fellow of the Econometrics Society
Professor Aviv Nevo has been elected as a Fellow of the Econometric Society. The Department now has 16 faculty members elected as Fellows of the Econometric Society, with a further five Fellows among the economists in the Kellogg School of Management. Professor Nevo is currently on leave from Northwestern as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis at the United States Department of Justice, where he is the head of the group that provides economic analysis for all civil enforcement, regulatory proceeding, and competition advocacy matters.
Northwestern advances to National Finals of the College Federal Reserve Challenge
On November 25, a team of Northwestern undergraduates won the regional contest against 13 other universities to advance to the national finals of the College Federal Reserve Challenge. The competition involved two rounds, where each the team had to present a discussion of about the state of the economy and proposing Federal Reserve responses to it, and then taking questions from a panel of Federal Reserve economists. Northwestern’s team traveled to compete for the national championship at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, DC on December 2nd, 2013, where they received an honorable mention. The 2013 overall winner was Harvard University. The Northwestern team consisted of Nikhil Byanna, Yuxuan Chen, Jonathan Cohen, Kyle Isaacson and Ranjodh Singh, and was advised by Professor Mark Witte.
Reception for PhD Alums at
2014 ASSA meetings
Annual Newsletter for PhD Alums
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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