The NABE Foundation seeks to enhance the field and application of business economics by:

  • Providing professionals with the information, tools, and development opportunities they need to succeed;
  • Developing the next generation of leaders within the profession;
  • Supporting research to advance knowledge and applications in the field; and
  • Helping to inform and educate the public by encouraging the understanding and use of the tools of business economics.

The Foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).

Scholarships to Attend NABE Annual Meeting

The NABE Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), will provide scholarship opportunities in 2015 for the NABE Annual Meeting (October 10-13).

To be eligible for a Scholarship, candidates must:

  • Be 35 years old or younger
  • Have worked in the economics field for seven years or less
  • Currently be involved in a position that uses economic principles and theory
  • Hold an undergraduate college degree or higher.


Apply online for a Annual Meeting scholarship (Deadline August 14)


Scholarships Available for the Certified Business Economist Program

The NABE Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), will provide scholarship opportunities in 2015 for courses and exam offerings through the Certified Business Economist (CBE) program, the certification in applied economics and data analytics. Scholarship winners will be awarded a dollar amount up to $1,500 to be used exclusively on a CBE Course or Exam (see course calendar).

To be eligible for a CBE Scholarship, candidates must:

  • be employed in an a position which requires utilization of economic concepts and/or tools
  • have completed a four-year degree from an accredited university
  • have a minimum of one year of work experience in a position that utilizes economic concepts or tools

Apply online



Foundation Receives Record Support at NABE Policy Conference

Many thanks to the record-number of donors who helped propel The NABE Foundation’s Policy Conference Match Challenge to a record-breaking level. The NABE Foundation set a goal to raise $7500 to support its programs, scholarships, and annual awards while receiving a commitment from generous donors to match all donations received at the Policy Conference, dollar for dollar, up to that amount. Donors exceeded the goal and raised nearly $10,000 ($9890) which when combined with the match raised $17,390 The NABE Foundation is extremely grateful for all of your support. Conference attendees received a copy of The NABE Foundation’s latest newsletter which lists, honors, and thanks our 2014 donors.  Read the newsletter (PDF)



Xiangyu Wang is Awarded The NABE Foundation / Americans for the Arts Award College Scholarship

Scholarship Will Support Wang’s Undergraduate Study at Yale University

The NABE Foundation and Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, jointly announced today that Xiangyu “Lucy” Wang has won the seventh annual NABE Foundation/Americans for the Arts Scholarship Award. Wang was presented with the scholarship yesterday at the 2015 NABE Economic Policy Conference in Washington, DC.



Support the Annual Appeal

The 2015 Annual Appeal is underway.  After a successful 2014 campaign, we hope NABE members will again support The Foundation.  The Foundation is the charitable arm of the NABE and helps improve the economic profession through scholarships, research, programs and other efforts.  Please donate today.

To donate online, click here

To read more about the Annual Appeal, click here



2014 Salary Survey Report Available

The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) conducted the first salary survey of its members in 1964. Every two years since—with the exception of 1966 and 1970— NABE has surveyed its members about their salaries and other occupational details. In June 2014, NABE, in conjunction with The NABE Foundation (the charitable arm of NABE), conducted the current edition of the NABE Salary Survey. Questionnaires were sent via email to 1,639 standard, group, and fellow members; participants responded online. A total of 337 members responded for a response rate of 20.6 percent; of those, 325 (19.8 percent) listed a salary.

The median base salary of NABE members as of April 2014 was $130,000—a 7.4 percent increase from 2012. The mean (average) base salary was $145,169—an increase of 4.4 percent from that reported in 2012.

For more details, download the full survey report (NABE Members only)



2014-15 NABE Foundation

Board of Directors




Outside   Director


David Berson, Nationwide Insurance

Outside   Director


Constance Hunter, KPMG

Outside   Director


Rosemary Marcuss, former NABE President

Outside   Director


Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, University of Michigan

Outside   Director


Raymond Jallow, Jallow International

Outside   Director


Lynn Reaser*, Point Loma Nazarene University

Outside   Director


John Godfrey, Florida Economic Associates

Outside   Director


Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial

Outside   Director


Maurine Haver, Haver Analytics

Past   Chairman



NABE   Director


Peter Evans, Center for Global Enterprise

NABE   Director


Craig Alexander, TD Bank

Director   Emeritus


Frank Schott, NABE President, 1977-78

Executive   Director


Tom Beers, NABE