You, Monetary Policy, and the Economy: The Fed's Perspective

Narayana Kocherlakota   

President Narayana Kocherlakota of the 9th District Federal Reserve was the first speaker in this year's "Your Wealth" lecture series. His speech took place on Sept. 23 in Reynolds Recital Hall. President Kocherlakota spoke about the Federal Reserve's perspective on monetary policy in the economy and how it affects people around the country. Watch the presentation

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Changing Classes Coins and Globe
Student Opportunities at CEEE Many opportunities exist for NMU students at the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, including internships, community presentations and more.
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News and Information

Brown Scholarship Open

The economics department is looking for recipients for the Brown Economic Scholarship. The $500 scholarship will be awarded to an unspecified amount of applicants. Applicants must have graduated from an Upper Peninsula high school and be a declared economics major, with sophomore or above standing. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. For more information and to apply visit:

Chris Bowler Named Outstanding Graduate

Christopher Bowler was the 2012-2013 economics department's Outstanding Graduating Senior. Chris graduated in May with a double major in economics and mathematics and a minor in political science. He is continuing his studies this fall at law school at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Chris captained the Men's Nordic Ski Team, competing in the 2010 and 2012 NCAA Championships, and he was elected treasurer of the Mortar Board National Honor Society.
Join The ESA today

The Economic Student Association at Northern Michigan University provides students of all majors an opportunity to learn more about the field of economics. The club brings in speakers to present on local and national issues. The ESA also volunteers at the monthly Marquette Economic Club meeting where students are provided an excellent opportunity to network with Marquette's local business people. If you are interested in joining the Economic Student Association email Scott Ranger at or Alex Hawke at

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Academic Program Video

Economics Student TalkingStudents talk about their experiences and opportunities within the major of Economics.

See the Video Here

Career Opportunities in Economics

Economics Student Association presented "Business Careers in Economics" with Dr. Jesse Wright at West Science 2901 Lecture Hall A on October 1, 2013. View the breakdown of Dr. Wright's talk

From left to right: Chloe MacBeth, Dr. Robert Quinn, Sydney Landers, Dr. Hsin-Ling Hsieh, Scott Ranger, Dr. Jesse Wright, Nathaniel Roberts, Ben Tims, Stephen Luty, Alex Hawke, Markus Cook.

Majoring/Minoring in Economics

Majoring or Minoring in Economics?

Think economics is the kind of major or minor that will leave you desperate for a job after graduation?  Think again. If you are a master at understanding complicated economic factors, you’re the kind of employee these fields are looking for:

  • government and politics
  • law
  • foreign service
  • intelligence agencies
  • economic and budget forecasting
  • banking and financial advising
  • stocks and securities
  • venture capitalism and commodities
  • marketing, sales and general business
  • real estate
  • insurance
  • media
  • education