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National Association for Business Economics
Formation 1959
Purpose "Business economics
Headquarters "Washington, D.C.
Region served
"United States
Executive Director
Tom Beers
Website http://www.nabe.com

The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) is the largest international association of applied economists, strategists, academics, and policy-makers committed to the application of economics.[1] Founded in 1959, it is one of the member organizations of the "Allied Social Sciences Association. According to the association's website, "NABE's mission is to provide leadership in the use and understanding of economics.".[2]

The association's membership is divided into subject-oriented subdivisions or roundtables including: Financial, Health Economics, International, Manufacturing, Real Estate/Construction, Regional/Utility, Small Business/Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Transfer Pricing. Each roundtable plans and executes webinars and sessions at NABE meetings each year.[3] NABE also has local and student chapters[4] in many cities and much of the United States.[5]




Past presidents of the NABE include former "Chairman of the Federal Reserve "Alan Greenspan. Since 2009, NABE's Executive Director has been Tom Beers, former Chief Economist of the Manufactured Housing Institute and Economist with the National Association of Realtors and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Name Term Position
"Alan Greenspan 1969 - 1970 Townsend,Greenspan & Co.
Dr. Ellen Hughes-Cromwick 2007 - 2008 Chief Economist, "Ford Motor Company
Mr. Chris Varvares 2008 - 2009 President, Macroeconomic Advisers
Dr. Lynn Reaser 2009 - 2010 Chief Economist, "Point Loma Nazarene University
Dr. Richard L. Wobbekind 2010 - 2011 Director of the Business Research Division and Associate Dean for MBA and Enterprise Programs at the University of Colorado at Boulder
Dr. Gene Huang 2011 - 2012 Vice President & Chief Economist, FedEx
Mr. Ken Simonson 2012 - 2013 Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America
Dr. Jack Kleinhenx 2013 - 2014 Chief Economist, National Retail Federation
Dr. John Silvia 2014 - 2015 Managing Director and Chief Economist, Wells Fargo
Ms. Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly 2015 - 2016 Research Director, Asset Allocation, Fidelity Investments
Dr. Stuart Mackintosh 2016 - 2017 Executive Director, The Group of Thirty
Dr. Mine Yucel 2017 - 2018 Senior Vice President and Research Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas


Education and career development[edit]

Journal publication[edit]

NABE is the publisher of Business Economics, a "scholarly journal that covers different aspects of "applied economics and is published quarterly.[6] The journal serves as an essential resource and provides practical information for people who apply economics in the workplace. It is the leading forum for debating solutions to critical business problems, analyzing key business and economic issues, and sharing of best-practice models, tools, and hands-on techniques from practitioners in the field of economics.

Adam Smith Award[edit]

Since 1982, NABE has awarded the "Adam Smith Award[7] to prominent economists and policy makers that have contributed to business economics. Just some of the recipients of the award include former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in 2014, CEO and President of "TIAA-CREF "Roger Ferguson in 2013, Vice Chair of the "Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System "Janet Yellen in 2010,[8] former Director of the "National Economic Council "Lawrence Summers in 2009, Chief Executive of the "Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis "William Poole in 2006, Professor of Economics at "Princeton University "Paul Krugman in 1995, and influential economist and recipient of the "Nobel Prize in Economics "Milton Friedman in 1989.[9]

Paul A. Volcker Lifetime Achievement Award for Economic Policy[edit]

Each March, NABE presents the "Paul A. Volcker Award[10] to a senior policymaker recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of economic and monetary policy in his or her career. Past recipients include:

2013 Paul A. Volcker
2014 Jean-Claude Trichet
2015 Alice Rivlin
2016 Stanley Fischer
2017 Mervyn King

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "About The National Association for Business Economics". Palgrave Macmillan Journals. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  2. ^ "About NABE". National Association for Business Economics Website. Archived from the original on 2009-08-28. 
  3. ^ "NABE Roundtables". Archived from the original on 2010-08-30. 
  4. ^ "NABE Student Chapters". Archived from the original on 2010-11-26. 
  5. ^ "NABE State Chapters". Archived from the original on 2010-12-10. 
  6. ^ "Most Recent Articles from Business Economics". CBS Money Watch. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  7. ^ Adam Smith Award
  8. ^ Beckner, Steven Yellen Pleased w/Resolution Regime;Must Monitor Regultn Impact Archived 2011-07-13 at "Archive.is Market News International, October 11, 2010 (accessed October 11, 2010)
  9. ^ "Adam Smith Award Addresses". National Association for Business Economics Website. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. 
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