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).

NEW! For the latest updates and 2018 Donor Honor Roll, view the Foundation Focus Winter/Spring 2019 Newsletter.

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 2019. 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

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.

2018 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 May and 2018, 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 2,016 members and to NABE Fellows; participants responded online. A total of 419 members responded with information on their compensation.

The median base salary of NABE members as of April 2018 was $150,000—a 14.3 percent increase from 2016. The mean (average) base salary was $170,784—an increase of 11.8 percent from that reported in 2016.

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

2018-19 NABE Foundation

Board of Directors




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

Outside Director


David Berson, CBE, Nationwide Insurance

Outside Director


Martin Fleming, IBM

Outside Director


Rosemary Marcuss, Economist

Outside Director


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

Outside Director


Raymond Jallow, Jallow International

Outside Director


Diane Swonk, CBE, Grant Thornton

Outside Director


Maurine Haver, CBE, Haver Analytics

Outside Director 2018-2021 Patrick Jankowski, Greater Houston Partnership

Past Chair


NABE Director


Sam Kyei, CBE, SAK Economics, LLC

NABE Director


Ellen Zentner, Morgan Stanley

Director Emeritus


Frank Schott, CBE, NABE President, 1977-78

Executive Director


Tom Beers, CBE, NABE


3rd Annual Tech Economics Conference

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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