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

Presented by

Federal Reserve Board of Governors Vice Chair Richard Clarida at the 2019 NABE Economic Policy Conference
View more scenes from last year's Policy Conference! 

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!


Speakers include:

Richard Clarida, Vice Chair, Federal Reserve Board
Charlie Cook, Founder, The Cook Political Report
Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
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
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics

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 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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Early-Bird Rates*

  • NABE Member Registration: $485
  • US Government Employee Registration: $535
  • Non-Member Registration (includes one-year Membership Dues): $635
  • Student Member Registration (no meals): $75

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*The deadline for Early-Bird registration is January 29, 2020.

Scholarships Available

Scholarships to attend the NABE Economic Policy Conference are available through The NABE Foundation. See application for guidelines. Application deadline: January 24, 2020

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36th Annual NABE Economic Policy Conference

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