Department of Economics

By studying economics at NIU, you can improve your decision-making skills across academic fields. Our accomplished faculty will show you how to weigh the costs and benefits of a decision, as well as anticipate unintended consequences. The skills and knowledge you gain will apply to all aspects of life, from evaluating the market for a product to making choices in your personal life. We offer both undergraduate and graduate programs in economics.

Upcoming Events


  • Apply for the Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarships for 2023-2024. Application deadline is March 31. Complete a short application form and ask two instructors to write letters for you. Learn more on how to apply.
    • Skeels Scholarship: $1,500
    • La Tourette Scholarship: $1,000
    • Scaperlanda Family Scholarship to Study Abroad: $3,500
  • View the spring 2020 newsletter (digital publication(PDF)

Contact Us

Department of Economics
Zulauf Hall 515
815-752-1019 (fax)

Office Hours

By appointment only