Arranged around the theme of "Orienting Policy for a Polarized World," the conference will assess the challenges facing global policy and business leaders as they navigate their countries and their companies through uncertain economic times marked by geopolitical instability, financial market stress, and persisting inflation, as well as enduring tests including climate change, fiscal imbalances, and income inequality. 

The NABE Economic Policy Conference regularly attracts hundreds of 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!

Confirmed Speakers:


Adrian     Bair
    Mann      Okonjo-Iweala 

 Swagel       Yellen  


Tobias Adrian, Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund 

Sheila Bair
, Former Chair, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Richard Clarida, Former Vice Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Susan M. Collins, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Nellie Liang, Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, U.S. Department of the Treasury 

Catherine L. Mann, External Member, Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organization

Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

Phillip Swagel, Director, Congressional Budget Office

Janet Yellen, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Stay tuned for more updates!


Health/Safety Guidelines

Effective November 29, 2022, NABE will no longer require proof of vaccination status to attend a NABE in-person meeting or event. Mask-wearing at NABE meetings and events is optional.

Instead, NABE expects attendees to take responsibility themselves for following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on measures to reduce infection from COVID-19 and to protect against severe complications. NABE encourages all attendees to follow the CDC’s recommendation that everyone over age 12 receive the updated bivalent vaccine as soon as they are eligible to do so (e.g., 2 months past their last shot). For more information, please review the guidelines here

All attendees are asked to take an at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen test before traveling to any NABE meeting and should not attend if they test positive or have symptoms of COVID-19. NABE will also have COVID tests available onsite. NABE will not be requiring proof of these measures, but calls on the NABE community to act responsibly and with consideration for the health and safety of others.

Earn Certificate in Machine Learning & Data Science for Economists

Come a couple days and earn NABE's Certificate in Machine Learning & Data Science for Economists, March 27-28 at the NABE Conference Center in Washington, DC.

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. Early-bird rates for this course are available through February 22More info and register

Scholarships are also available for this course. Visit the scholarships page for eligibility requirements and to apply.

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  

Code of Conduct:

All participants at NABE events must abide by the NABE Code of Conduct.


NABE thanks the sponsors of the 2023 Economic Policy Conference:



Interested in becoming a sponsor or advertiser at the NABE Economic Policy Conference?  Download the sponsorship packet for more information or contact Tom Beers, NABE Executive Director, at [email protected].

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