View archived video, audio and presentations from last year's Policy Conference here

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 in 2020.

For the first time, NABE’s 37th Annual Economic Policy Conference will take place virtually! 

Organized around the theme of "Policy Challenges Post COVID," the 37th Annual NABE Economic Policy Conference will focus on the tests for policymakers in the wake of COVID-19, including immediate needs to vaccinate the world’s population, promote economic stability and job growth, and restore global alliances; as well as enduring longer-run challenges such as climate change, spiraling fiscal imbalances, income equality and fairness in the economy, improving delivery of healthcare and education, and technology’s impact on the future of work.


Last year's speakers included:

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

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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

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