36th NABE Economic Policy Conference
2020 Vision: Examining Policy Prescriptions in an Election Year
February 23-25, 2020
Capital Hilton
Washington, DC

Thank you to all who attended!

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Presented by

Federal Reserve Board of Governors Vice Chair Richard Clarida at the 2020 NABE Economic Policy Conference

Roger Ferguson received the Paul A. Volcker Lifetime Achievement Award for Economic Policy from NABE.

Arranged around the theme of “2020 Vision: Examining Policy Prescriptions in an Election Year,” NABE’s 36th Annual Economic Policy Conference explores competing visions and strategies for achieving the dual goals of economic growth and domestic security, as well as key challenges for policymakers including heightened tensions around globalization and trade alliances, demographic and political shifts, and rising economic nationalism. Against the backdrop of the buildup toward a pivotal national election, the conference will provide a forum for policymakers, business leaders, and economists to engage in candid and practical discussions of the challenges faced in fiscal, monetary, and regulatory policy arenas.  

The NABE Policy Conference regularly attracts 500+ economists, analysts, policymakers, and business leaders. The largest annual public event in Washington to focus solely on economic policy, the conference tackles policy issues through the pragmatic lens of business leaders and economists. Join us!


 Calabria    Clarida    Dynan    Ferguson  
 Furman    Gopinath    Holtz-Eakin    Kelton  
Malpass     Mester    Swagel   Waddell   

Speakers include:

Mark Calabria, Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency
Richard Clarida
, Vice Chair, Federal Reserve Board
Charlie Cook, Founder, The Cook Political Report
Karen Dynan, Professor of the Practice of Economics, Harvard Kennedy School
Roger Ferguson, President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA
Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund
Keith Hall, Professor of Practice, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
Stephanie Kelton, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Stony Brook University
David Malpass
, President, World Bank Group
Loretta Mester, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Phillip Swagel, Director, Congressional Budget Office
M. Keith Waddell, Vice Chairman and CEO, Robert Half International, Inc.
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics

Check back soon for more updates!


 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.  

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Interested in becoming a sponsor or advertiser at the NABE Economic Policy Conference? 
 Download the sponsor application. Questions? Contact Tom Beers, NABE Executive Director, at tbeers@nabe.com.

Earn Your Certificate in Machine Learning & Data Science for Economists

Stay after the conference concludes and earn NABE's newest certificate in Machine Learning & Data Science for Economists, February 26-27, at the Capital Hilton. This interactive course introduces applied business economists to new analytical methods which lie at the intersection of traditional statistics, machine learning, and computer science, from the perspective of econometric analysis. More info and register

Ready to Earn Your CBE?  Sit for the CBE Exam

Sunday, February 23, 2020
CBE Exam
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Capital Hilton, Washington, DC


Wednesday, February 26, 2020
CBE Exam 
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Capital Hilton, Washington, DC

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Download the new NABE Connect app now to begin engaging with the NABE community! During the conference you can use the app to:

  • Check the conference schedule
  • Create your own personalized agenda
  • Download presentations
  • View speaker bios
  • Rate sessions and participate in Q&A (in some sessions, questions will only be taken via the app)
  • Communicate with other attendees

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