Fall 2022 Undergraduate Newsletter 

Greetings, from the Department of Economics! We are excited to begin this new academic year with you. Before the semester gets underway, we would like to take a moment to share some updates and celebrate recent accomplishments within the Department. 


First, we extend a special welcome to all of our new students who are joining the Department of Economics! In this newsletter, we also share info about student organizations and welcome our new faculty. Information about other Department happenings, recent academic updates, and undergraduate research is also included.


Have questions or looking for more detailed information? Our undergraduate handbook can serve as a helpful guide on everything from Department contacts and resources to academic planning. We also encourage you to visit the Department website and refer to this CSSH Resource Chart.


Please note that the Department staff is always available during business hours, Monday through Friday, via email or by phone. Come visit us in our 301 Lake Hall office and check out the student lounge in 310 Lake Hall. 


Have a safe and successful semester, Huskies!


Best, 

The Department of Economics Administrative Team

                                                            

Click Here for the Undergraduate Handbook


Get involved in our student organizations

 

Students in the Economics department are part of a learning community that extends beyond the classroom. There are a number of existing student organizations to become involved in that offer an opportunity to connect with peers and mentors while exploring the field. These organizations include the Economics Society, ECONPress, Women in Economics, and the peer mentor program.


The Economics Society's first meeting will be held on September 13. All meetings are all held at East Village 024 from 7-8pm. For up-to-date information and to join the mailing list, visit here


A detailed list of organizations, with updated information for fall 2022, is available on the Department website


Interested in being part a discussion about revitalizing our Omicron Delta Epsilon honor society chapter? Email k.thorp@northeastern.edu


Updates from ECONPress


ECONPress editorial board and club positions are now open! Use the google form to apply to become part of our team.

 ECONPress Application Form

ECONPress is Northeastern's undergraduate economic research journal. This year we are composing a collaborative group to work on publishing our journal and blog posts. We meet once a week at 316 Lake Hall on Thursdays at 5:30pm, starting September 15th. Please join our slack for updates: https://join.slack.com/t/econpress-workspace/signup and email @nueconpress@gmail.com with any questions.

Introducing our Fall 2022 Peer Mentors

We are pleased to announce that our fall 2022 Peer Mentors will include: 



Archit Mehrotra

Carolina Pacheco-Balcazar

Crystal Lin

Honor Seares

Madeleine King

Sahil Surti

Shivam Singhal

Sofia Soares

Theethat Poomijindanon

Vishaan Shetty

William Anastasopoulos



Learn more about the Peer Mentor program here

Welcome, new faculty!


The Department of Economics is excited to welcome 12 new faculty members! Learn more about the folks joining the Department of Economics on our website

Dialogue of Civilizations in Rwanda 



Students participating in a Dialogue of Civilizations in Rwanda with Professor Jill Dupree reported back about their adventures and learning via social media. Follow them on Instagram: @neu_rwanda 

 

In case you missed it, the students took over our Department Instagram account upon arrival in Rwanda. See their posts and follow the Department at this link: https://www.instagram.com/nueconomics/

Students Present at United Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE)


Emilie Laychock, Jhonatan Serrano, Lily Cunningham, Natasha Keidl, Arthur Langlois, Ashley Cornwell and Rylan Gonzalez presented at the United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE) on Thursday, June 23. Professor Madhavi Venkatesan was their faculty mentor. Learn more here


Students Work Published in Sustainability and Climate Change

The paper "Pedagogical Perspective on Sustainability," by Abigail Walshaw (BS Environmental Studies/Economics) and Cornell University student Julia Mangeym, was published in the June issue the journal Sustainability and Climate Change. The issue also includes a book review by Jessica Gudin (BS Economics/Business Admininstration). Gudin reviews The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State, by Friedrich Engels. 


Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan is the journal's Editor-in-Chief and will be teaching Economics of Sustainability (ECON 1711) in the fall.


Students start online fashion platform


Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University


Northeastern students Lukas Dudzik (BS Economics/Mathematics) and Alder Whiteford (BS Comp Sci/Business Admin) have "started an online fashion platform seeking to connect small designer brands with fashion connoisseurs." They were featured in this July 25 News@Northeastern article

 Fall 2022 Electives


Looking to complete your class schedule for this fall? View details about the Department of Economics electives being offered on our website.

Complete Fall 2022 Electives List

Elective Spotlights



  • Dr. Thomas Barnay will be teaching Public Finance (CRN 20295) as a full-time Visiting Professor in our department. Dr. Barnay is a Professor of Economics at Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC) and Director of the ERUDITE Research Unit, a team of 70 researchers working on issues of personal data use and economic theory. Barnay’s research focuses on health, working conditions, and employment; aging populations and access to care, with a public health policy dimension. He has published 44 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Health Economics, European Journal of Health Economics, and Health Economics, Policy and Law. 
  • Dr. Timothy J. Tardiff will be teaching Competition Policy and Regulation (CRN 20196). In Dr. Tardiff's distinguished career in both academia and consulting, he has participated in numerous legal and regulatory proceedings regarding telecommunications, economics, intellectual property, antitrust, and regulation issues. His research, consulting, and expert witness experience in telecommunications has addressed pricing and costing issues involving increasingly competitive services, such as wireless and traditional wireline services. His work has included the telecommunications, software, transportation, energy, and public utility industries, and he has published extensively in economics, telecommunications, and transportation journals.


Academic Curriculum Highlights & Updates

 

  • Remember that undergraduates can take 5000-level Econ electives!
  • Please note that CS 1100, which is a software requirement for most of our undergraduate programs, has a 1-credit, non-billable lab as a co-requisite (CS 1101). 
  • ECON 1245, Economics of Inequality, will be a permanent course as of the Fall 2022 semester. 
  • The Economics Department has new combined majors with Journalism and International Business. 
  • The Minor is an option that various students can consider.  It's not too many extra classes; please spread the word! 
  • Considering a Master's in Economics? Learn about our PlusOne program
  • Stats (ECON 2350) and Econometrics (ECON 2560) now fulfill the Experiential Liberal Arts requirement. 
  • Calc 1 (MATH 1231) is being revamped to better meet the needs of Economics students. 
  • Women's Labor and the Economy (ECON 3412) now fulfills the Analyzing and Using Data (AD) and Engaging Difference and Diversity (DD) NUPaths. 
  • There are a variety of undergraduate research opportunities available through the Department, as well as the College and University. These opportunities include the PEAK program. Please do not hesitate to reach out.

Looking for a job? 

 

A jobs board is maintained on the Department of Economics website. Check back periodically to see if there's a fit for your or to get ideas as you consider your next steps!

Library Resources for Econ students


Check out these library resources for economics students! These include links to subscribe to Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Financial for free.

Connect with us on social media and visit our website!

Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Web

CONTACTS and OFFICE HOURS


Katie Thorp

Administrative Assistant 

k.thorp@northeastern.edu

301 Lake Hall (Monday - Friday)

 

 



Gustavo Vicentini

Undergraduate Program Director

g.vicentini@northeastern.edu

307A Lake Hall


Department Info


Northeastern University

Department of Economics


301 Lake Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

617.373.2882

econ@neu.edu

https://cssh.northeastern.edu/economics/