34th Annual NABE Economic Policy Conference
February 25-27, 2018 | Capital Hilton | Washington, DC

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The NABE Economic Policy Conference is the premier annual event addressing issues at the nexus of economics, business, and policy. Designed around the theme “Promoting Sustained Growth: Policy Tensions and Risks,” the 2018 event will focus on the key challenges for policymakers and business leaders in promoting sustained global growth amid rising threats from nationalism and protectionism. Topics include a broad range of policy issues that matter to businesses, including fiscal and regulatory policy, globalization, the future of energy, immigration, and the outlook for monetary policy.

View scenes from last year's event! 

Confirmed Speakers 

Bullard Cook Cramer  Furman
 Hall  Hanson  King Krueger
 MacGuineas  Rivlin  Tezak  Valliere

James Bullard, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Charles Cook, Editor and Publisher, The Cook Political Report
Katherine J. Cramer,
Director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Douglas Elliott, Partner, Finance & Risk/Public Policy Practice, Oliver Wyman
Jason Furman, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Gordon Hanson
, Director, Center on Global Transformation, UC San Diego
Keith Hall
, Director, Congressional Budget Office
Mervyn Allister King, Baron King of Lothbury, Former Governor of the Bank of England
Alan B. Krueger, Bendheim Professor of Economics & Public Affairs, Princeton University
Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Kevin Petak, Vice President, ICF
Alice M. Rivlin
, Senior Fellow - Economic Studies, Center for Health Policy, Brookings Institution
Charles Rossman, Forecasting and Model Development Manager, Southern Company
Christine Tezak,
Managing Director, Utilities, Pipeline and Environmental Policy, Clearview Energy Partners
Greg Valliere
, Chief Global Strategist, Horizon Investments


 Individuals who have earned the Certified Business Economist® (CBE) Certification are required to earn 30 continuing education credit hours every two years. The NABE Economic Policy  Conference qualifies for 15 continuing education credit hours. Please track your hours separately to be reported to NABE at the time of your renewal. CBEs are encouraged to track their  credit hours on the CBE Continuing Education Form, which can be downloaded from www.NABE.com/CBE.  


As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, NABE has determined that this program qualifies for 15 credit hours.  If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary.  Please provide your CFA member number at the registration desk to claim your CE credit. 

Our Sponsors







Interested in sponsoring the NABE Economic Policy Conference?  Contact nabe@nabe.com or download the sponsorship packet below. 

Earn Your Certificate in Machine Learning and Data Science for Economists

Whether or not you will be attending the NABE Economic Policy Conference, consider taking one of our most popular courses later that week - Machine Learning and Data Science for Economists (February 28-March 1).  
This course is being offered in Washington, DC at the Capital Hilton 
immediately following the Policy Conference.

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Early-Bird Rates

  • NABE Member Registration: $475
  • US Government Employee Registration: $525
  • Non-Member Registration (includes one-year Membership Dues): $625
  • Student Member Registration (no meals): $75

Early-Bird Deadline: January 24; rates will increase after this date.

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Scholarship Application

To be eligible for a scholarship, 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.
Deadline to apply: January 17

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Poster Session Application

Deadline to apply: January 26

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NABE Economic Policy Conference
February 25-27, 2018

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