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;
  • Advancing diversity and inclusion in the field of business economics.
The Foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). 

2024 NABE Economic Policy Conference Scholarships Available

More information and apply here

Application deadline: January 12, 2024

Meet the 2023-24 Class of NABE Scholars

The NABE Scholars Program is a key initiative of The NABE Foundation first offered in 2020 to expand opportunities in the profession for economics students and early-career economists from diverse backgrounds. 
Meet the 2023-24 Class of NABE Scholars

   Foundation Focus Newsletter

Read the latest issue of the Foundation Focus newsletter here.



Scholarships Available for CBE Courses

The NABE Foundation is pleased to announce that scholarships will be offered for individual courses and exam offerings through the Certified Business Economist (CBE) program in 2023. 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.

2022 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 June and July 2022, NABE surveyed its members and other contacts about their salary, additional compensation, and other occupational details. Questionnaires were sent via email to 21,654 members and other contacts, and to NABE Fellows; participants responded online. A total of 406 respondents provided information on their compensation. The median base salary for respondents was $156,000 in the summer of 2022—a 1.6% increase from the median $153,500 reported in the 2020 survey. 

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

2022-23 NABE Foundation Board of Directors




Outside Director


Martin Fleming, Varicent

Outside Director


Rosemary Marcuss, Economist

Outside Director


Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, CBE, Third Way

Outside Director


Diane Swonk, CBE, KPMG

Outside Director


Maurine Haver, CBE, Haver Analytics

Outside Director 2021-2024

Patrick Jankowski, Greater Houston Partnership

Outside Director 2021-2024 Nela Richardson, ADP
Outside Director
LaVaughn Henry, CBE*, FDIC
Outside Director 2022-2025 Juhi Dhawan, Wellington Management

NABE Director


Dana Peterson, The Conference Board

NABE Director


Amy Crews Cutts, CBE,
AC Cutts & Associates

Executive Director


Tom Beers, CBE, NABE