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:

Left to Right:
Anat Admati, 
George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Michael S. Barr,
Vice Chair for Supervision, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
James B. Bullard, Dean, The Daniels School of Business, Purdue University
Lael Brainard, Director, National Economic Council
Charlie Cook, Founder and Contributor, The Cook Political Report

Left to Right:
Mary C. Daly, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Brian Deese,
 Former Director, National Economic Council
Mario Draghi
, Former Prime Minister of Italy, Former President of the European Central Bank
Jason Furman,
 Aetna Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Kevin Hassett,  
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Hoover Institution

Left to Right:
Clare Lombardelli, Chief Economist, OECD
Catherine Mann
, External Member, Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England
Athanasios Orphanides
, Professor of the Practice, Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management

Huw Pill
 Chief Economist and Executive Director for Monetary Analysis, Bank of England
Phillip Swagel
, Director, Congressional Budget Office


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 five receive the updated 2023-2024 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, February 12-13 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 January 10More info and register here, or check if you're eligible for a scholarship here.

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 2024 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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In-Person Registration:

  • NABE Member: $750
  • US Government Employee: $775
  • Non-Member (includes one-year membership): $900
  • NABE Student Member (no meals): $75
  • Student Non-Member (no meals; includes one-year member): $105

More information here


Virtual Registration*:

NABE Member: $250
U.S. Government Agency Employee: $325
Non-Member (includes one-year membership): $400
NABE Student Member: $75
Student Non-Member (includes one-year membership): $105

Register Virtual

*Please note: virtual registration includes access to all general sessions and concurrent "A" sessions only.