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Boston, MA 02115-5000
The mission of the Department of Economics at Northeastern University is to provide, through both teaching and research, a better understanding among our students and colleagues of the global, national and local economic issues that will confront our society now and in the future.
The department's teaching mission is to offer rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs with emphasis on the relationship of theory to practice, use of hands-on research assignments, and the use of state-of-the-art educational technology. It places a particularly strong emphasis on students, incorporating independent learning experiences, extensive student-professor interaction, and the maintenance of a friendly, supportive environment for all students. The basic objectives of our degree programs are:
The department's research mission is to develop an environment conducive to promoting high-quality applied research. Applied research involves using economic theory to conduct empirical studies and other analytical applications to enhance our knowledge of how the economy works, which can then inform public policy debates. Our specific goal is to direct research activity toward enlightening the public at large about global policy issues, issues of interest to the local urban community, and relevant national and regional social and economic policies. By so focusing our research we attempt to encourage independent intellectual inquiry, while developing a platform for interdependent research activities. A related objective and natural outcome of our research effort is to incorporate both graduate and undergraduate students into the process.