The NABE Foundation seeks to enhance the field and application of business economics by:

  • Providing professionals with the information, tools, and development opportunities they need to succeed;
  • Developing the next generation of leaders within the profession;
  • Supporting research to advance knowledge and applications in the field; and
  • Helping to inform and educate the public by encouraging the understanding and use of the tools of business economics.
The Foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).

For the latest updates, view the Foundation Focus Winter/Spring 2017 Newsletter.

Scholarships Available for 2018 NABE Economic Policy Conference

The NABE Foundation is once again offering scholarships to young professionals to attend the 2018 NABE Economic Policy Conference, February 25-27, 2018, in Washington, DC. To be eligible for consideration to receive the scholarship, one must:

* Be 35 years old or younger
* Have worked in the economics field for seven years or less
* Currently be involved in a position that uses economic principles and theory
* Hold an undergraduate college degree or higher. 

Application deadline is January 17, 2018. More info and apply

Scholarships Available for CBE Courses

The NABE Foundation, the charitable arm of NABE, is pleased to announce that scholarships will be offered for courses and exam offerings through the Certified Business Economist (CBE) program in 2018. Scholarship winners may receive up to $1,500 to be used on CBE Courses and/or the CBE Exam (see course calendar ).

Interested in applying?  Read the guidelines and more information

NEW!  Daniel Meckstroth Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Research

NABE is pleased to announce a partnership with the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) to present the new Daniel Meckstroth Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Research. This award will honor the contributions of Dr. Daniel Meckstroth, who served as MAPI's lead economist from 1991-2016, by recognizing the author(s) of original research that provides the greatest insights and value to promoting or improving the competitiveness of American manufacturing. The first award will be presented at the 2018 NABE Economic Policy Conference. Abstract submissions are due by September 20, 2017More info

Support The NABE Foundation

The Foundation is the charitable arm of the NABE and helps improve the economic profession through scholarships, research, programs and other efforts. Please donate today.


Or consider making a lasting gift with an endowed scholarship or the NABE Legacy Circle, a planned giving program.

To read more about the Annual Appeal,
click here.

2016 Salary Survey Report Available

The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) conducted the first salary survey of its members in 1964. Every two years since—with the exception of 1966 and 1970— NABE has surveyed its members about their salaries and other occupational details. In April and May 2016, NABE, in conjunction with The NABE Foundation (the charitable arm of NABE), conducted the current edition of the NABE Salary Survey. Questionnaires were sent via email to 1,798 standard and group members, and to NABE Fellows; participants responded online. A total of 438 members responded with information on their compensation, for a response rate of 24%.

The median base salary of NABE members as of April 2016 was $131,221—a 0.9 percent increase from 2014. The mean (average) base salary was $152,798—an increase of 5.3 percent from that reported in 2014.

For more details, download the full survey report. (NABE Members only)

2016-17 NABE Foundation

Board of Directors




Outside Director 2017-2020 Mary Ann Greenwood, Greenwood Gearhart Inc.

Outside Director


David Berson, CBE, Nationwide Insurance

Outside Director


Constance Hunter, CBE, KPMG

Outside Director


Rosemary Marcuss, Economist

Outside Director


Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, CBE, University of Michigan Energy Institute

Outside Director


Raymond Jallow, Jallow International

Outside Director


Lynn Reaser*, CBE, Point Loma Nazarene University

Outside Director


Diane Swonk, CBE, Grant Thornton

Outside Director


Maurine Haver, CBE, Haver Analytics

Past Chairman


NABE Director


Sam Kyei, CBE, BNSF Railway

NABE Director


Jill Weise, CBE, Duff and Phelps

Director Emeritus


Frank Schott, CBE, NABE President, 1977-78

Executive Director


Tom Beers, CBE, NABE


NABE Economic Policy Conference
February 25-27, 2018

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University Partners 

Is your university interested in partnering with NABE on the CBE program?  There are many benefits to partnering with NABE to incorporate the CBE curriculum into university programs. More information