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).

Support the Annual Appeal

The 2014 Annual Appeal is underway.  After a successful 2013 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



Americans for the Arts Scholarship

The NABE Foundation is awarding its seventh annual Americans for the Arts scholarship to encourage the integration of the arts into the economic education process. We believe that good, creative economic strategy is inherently dependent on our ability to come up with out-of-the box solutions to the economic challenges that we now face. This scholarship aims to further the profession of economics by providing funding for arts students who are entering the field of economics.  

The amount of the award is $5,000. More information



Scholarships Available for NABE Policy Conference

The NABE Foundation will offer full scholarships to this year’s NABE Policy Conference ($465 value), March 8-10, 2015 in Washington, DC. Young professionals are encouraged to apply.

NOTE: The deadline for applications is January 26, 2015.

To be eligible for consideration to receive The NABE Foundation scholarships, one 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
  • NOT be a family member or co-worker of a Foundation Board of Directors member

Apply online


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)



2013-14 NABE Foundation

Board of Directors




Outside   Director


David Berson, Nationwide Insurance

Outside   Director


Stuart Mackintosh, The Group of Thirty

Outside   Director


Rosemary Marcuss, Internal Revenue Service

Outside   Director


Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Ford Motor Company

Outside   Director


Raymond Jallow, Jallow International

Outside   Director


Lynn Reaser*, Point Loma Nazarene University

Outside   Director


Stuart Hoffman, PNC

Outside   Director


Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial

Outside   Director


Maurine Haver, Haver Analytics

Past   Chairman


John Silvia, Wells Fargo

NABE   Director


Peter Evans, Center for Global Enterprise

NABE   Director


Craig Alexander, TD Bank

Director   Emeritus


Frank Schott, NABE President, 1977-78

Executive   Director


Thomas Beers, NABE