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Lauren
M.
DeMaat
Office Administrator
Geography and Environmental Studies
Economics
Anthropology

BBH 346 C
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Anthropology BBH 134:
Tuesday: 1-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m.-noon
Thursday: 1-5 p.m.

GES and Econ BBH 346 C:
Monday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-noon
Wednesday: 1-5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.-noon
Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Economics Department focuses on increasing students' understanding of economic principles and important issues that face consumers, business, and the national and international economy. Our major and minor programs in Economics cover core issues in a broad range of fields: international economics, urban economics, health economics, behavioral economics, and real estate, as well critical thinking, economic reasoning, and academic writing.

Enrolling in Courses

Each semester the Department of Economics offers a range of courses to fulfill major, minor, business core and general education requirements, as well as a wide range of elective courses for both daytime and evening students. 

Currently enrolled NEIU students who meet the prerequisites can enroll in any of our courses without declaring a major. Students requiring prerequisite verification should contact the department or faculty advisor for assistance; we can usually help you obtain authorization within one business day.

Becoming a Major

The Economics major or minor can be declared once you are a fully admitted student. To become an Economics major or minor, please complete the Major Declaration Form sign it and deliver to the department office in BBH 346C or one of our faculty members. You will then be assigned an advisor and should schedule an advising session as soon as possible to discuss the program and requirements.

For general Northeastern admission requirements, the Office of Admissions helps new and returning students through the application process. In addition, the Transfer Center assists transfer and veteran students with transitioning to our campus.

Earning your Degree

Our curriculum is organized along a common core of economic theory combined with five informal concentrations that take advantage of our faculty strengths and our Chicago location. These concentrations are:

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Urban Economics
  • International Economics
  • Financial/Quantitative Economics

Each semester we offer at least one elective course in each area to help students focus their academic plan, but the informal nature of these tracks allows students the flexibility to mix and match classes to fit their own schedules and timelines.

Our course offerings are also designed to accommodate daytime and evening schedules. We rotate our required courses between day and evening times from one semester to the next, and offer a range of electives during the day and evening as well.

Advising

Your advisor will help you navigate through the required coursework and provide guidance on career or graduate school planning along the way. A list of advisors is below.

Students may choose their preferred advisor. Northeastern’s Academic Advising will also help you fulfill general education requirements.

Student Clubs

We host an active chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), an international Economics Honor Society. Our ODE chapter, Sigma, helps students engage with the department faculty in service and research, as well as build lasting friendships with each other. ODE has organized, hosted and contributed to events such as the Economics and Business Forum, the International Business Conference and MoneySmart Week. ODE honors our top students through a wonderful induction ceremony each year.

Careers and Grad Schools

We focus on providing students with tools for good decision-making across any environment, which means economics is good preparation for a wide range of careers. Some of our graduates have found careers at traditional places for Economics majors such as the Fed, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and retail banks, while others have made their way to NGOs, tech startups, and environmental non-profit groups. The American Economics Association has a video on careers and economics. 

We have also placed students into master’s, J.D. and Ph.D. programs in Economics, Business Administration, Biostatistics, and International Affairs at places like University of Illinois at Chicago, Michigan, University of Chicago GSB, Harvard and Columbia.

Network Externalities

To keep up with the latest happenings with our students, faculty and alumni, please like and follow our Facebook page, join our Linkedin group or check in on our Department news page on this website. We will help keep you connected to our growing network of successful graduates and alumni.

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Irena
Ziolkowska
Instructor
Economics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5690
Courses Taught
Econ 215, Principles of Macroeconomics
Econ 217, Principles of Microeconomics
Econ 307, Money and Banking
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5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago , IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5690
Office Hours
Spring 2019:
Tuesday/Thursday: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Campus
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BBH, 346C
5500 North Saint Louis Avenue
BBH, 346C
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
Office Hours
M-F 9am -12pm
Prof. Gallagher
Ryan
Gallagher
Associate Professor/Advisor
Economics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5685
Courses Taught
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Public Finance
Urban Economics
Intermediate Micro Economics
Research Interests
Urban Economics, Local Public Finance, Agglomeration Economies
Education

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Selected Publications

“The Growth of In-Kind Education Transfers: Explaining How Households without Children Have Supported Schools” (w/ H. Kurban and J. Persky) [forthcoming, Public Finance Review]

“The Fiscal Externality of Multifamily Housing and its Impact on the Property Tax: Evidence from Cities and Schools: 1980 - 2010”, Regional Science and Urban Economics.  60, 2016: 249 – 259.

“Demographic Changes and Education Expenditures: A Reinterpretation” (w/ H. Kurban & J. Persky), Economics of Education Review.  45(1), 2015: 103 – 108. 

“An Examination of Cannibalization Effects within the Riverboat Gaming Industry: The Case of Illinois-Area Casinos”, Growth and Change. 45(1), 2014: 41 – 59.

“Shipping Costs, Information Costs, and the Sources of Industrial Co-Agglomeration”, Journal of Regional Science.  53(2), 2013: 304 – 331.

Small Homes, Public Schools, and Property Tax Capitalization(w/ H. Kurban & J. Persky), Regional Science and Urban Economics.  63(2), 2013: 622 – 428.

Estimating Local Redistribution Through Property-Tax-Funded School Systems(w/ H. Kurban & J. Persky),
National Tax Journal.  65(3), 2012: 629 – 652.

“A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Small-Area Cross-Tabulations” (w/ H. Kurban, G. A. Kurban, & J. Persky), CityScape. 13(3), 2011: 225 – 235. 

BBH 340B
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5685
Office Hours
Fall 2018: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-1:30 p.m. and 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Main Campus