Department News


Stanley Reiter (1925-2014)

Stanley ReiterThe Economics Department is sad to announce the passing of long time faculty member Stanley Reiter on August 9, 2014 at the age of 89. Professor Reiter had been a faculty member at Northwestern from 1967 to his retirement in 2007. You can read more about his life and work on his profile page.

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.

Faculty Honored for their Teaching

The Associated Student Government’s Faculty Honor Roll for 2013-14 included Jim Hornsten, Richard Walker and Mark Witte for their work in the classroom, and Ronald Braeutigam in his administrative role.

Charles Manski elected Fellow of the British Academy

Charles ManskiCharles Manski has been elected as a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. The British Academy is an independent national academy of Fellows elected for their eminence in research and publication. It is the UK's expert body that supports and speaks for the humanities and social sciences. The award announcement can be read at the British Academy's website.

New Faculty

Yingni GuoThe Department is pleased to announce that Matthew Notowidigdo joined the Department on July 1. His research is in labor economics, public finance and the economics of health care. Previously he was a faculty member at the University of Chicago. In August, we welcomed Yingni Guo (pictured), a microeconomic theorist, who just completed her Ph.D. at Yale University.


Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy
September 19, 20148:15 AM - 6:30 PM

Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy
September 20, 20148:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Orientation for Second Year Economics Graduate Students
September 22, 201412:30 PM - 3:00 PM


Dale Mortensen

2014-15 Class Schedules

Pre-registration Reintroduced

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.

Contact Us

Department of Economics
Northwestern University
2001 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-2600

Ph: 847-491-5140
Fax: 847-491-7001

September 12, 2014