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 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 2017. 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.

DONATE ONLINE

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

Office

Term

Director

Outside Director

2016-2019

David Berson, CBE, Nationwide Insurance

Outside Director

2016-2019

Constance Hunter, CBE, KPMG

Outside Director

2016-2019

Rosemary Marcuss, economist

Outside Director

2015-2018

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

Outside Director

2015-2018

Raymond Jallow, Jallow International

Outside Director

2015-2018

Lynn Reaser*, CBE, Point Loma Nazarene University

Outside Director

2014-2017

John Godfrey, CBE, Florida Economic Associates

Outside Director

2014-2017

Diane Swonk, CBE, DS Economics

Outside Director

2014-2017

Maurine Haver, CBE, Haver Analytics

Past Chairman

NABE Director

2015-2017

Kathleen Stephansen, CBE, Huawei Technologies

NABE Director

2016-2018

Jill Weise, CBE, Duff and Phelps

Director Emeritus

2004-

Frank Schott, CBE, NABE President, 1977-78

Executive Director

2009-

Tom Beers, CBE, NABE

*Chair 



NABE Tech Economics Conference
November 15-16, 2017

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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