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 Available for 2020 Economic Measurement Seminar; New Diversity Scholars Program Announced

The NABE Foundation is again awarding scholarships to young professionals and CBE University Partner students for the 2020 Economic Measurement Seminar, to be held virtually, August 31 - September 2, 2020. For more information and to apply, please view the application here.

NEW! NABE Diversity Scholars Program: Launched in June 2020, this five-year program expands on current NABE Foundation scholarship programs by providing scholarships for the Economic Measurement Seminar to minority economists/students who plan on going into a career in applied economics. More info and apply here

Application deadlines: Friday, July 17

Scholarships Available for CBE Courses

The NABE Foundation, the charitable arm of NABE, is pleased to announce that scholarships will be offered for courses and exam offerings through the Certified Business Economist (CBE) program in 2020. Scholarship winners may receive up to $1,700 to be used on CBE Courses and/or the CBE Exam (see course calendar).

Interested in applying?  Read the guidelines and more information

Support The NABE 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.


Or consider making a lasting gift with an endowed scholarship or the NABE Legacy Circle, a planned giving program.

To read more about the Annual Appeal,
click here.

2018 Salary Survey Report

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 May and 2018, 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 2,016 members and to NABE Fellows; participants responded online. A total of 419 members responded with information on their compensation.

The median base salary of NABE members as of April 2018 was $150,000—a 14.3 percent increase from 2016. The mean (average) base salary was $170,784—an increase of 11.8 percent from that reported in 2016.

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

2019-2020 NABE Foundation Board of Directors




Outside Director 2017-2020 Mary Ann Greenwood, Greenwood Gearhart Inc.

Outside Director


David Berson, CBE, Nationwide Insurance

Outside Director


Martin Fleming, IBM

Outside Director


Rosemary Marcuss, Economist

Outside Director


Ellen Hughes-Cromwick*, CBE, Third Way

Outside Director


Raymond Jallow, Jallow International

Outside Director


Diane Swonk, CBE, Grant Thornton

Outside Director


Maurine Haver, CBE, Haver Analytics

Outside Director 2018-2021 Patrick Jankowski, Greater Houston Partnership
Past Chair or
Outside Director
LaVaughn Henry, CBE; Council of Economic Advisers

NABE Director


Juhi Dhawan, Wellington Management

NABE Director


Eugenio Aleman, Wells Fargo

Director Emeritus


Frank Schott, CBE, NABE President, 1977-78

Executive Director


Tom Beers, CBE, NABE


University Partners 




Is your university interested in partnering with NABE on the CBE program?  There are many benefits to partnering with NABE to incorporate the CBE curriculum into university programs. More information