NABE Annual Meeting

September 23-26, 2017
Hilton Cleveland Downtown
Cleveland, OH

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The 2017 NABE Annual Meeting will debate collective challenges under the theme Prospects for Growth: Reassessing the Fundamentals. Join us as leading economists and policymakers dissect the shifts underway in the nature and contours of globalization, the prospects for global trade, and mercantilist tensions visible just below the surface.  We will debate the future of work, new business models, the productivity puzzle, and the role of business economists in an innovation tech-driven economy. Crucially, our understanding will be enhanced by the views of CEOs from the finance, energy, and healthcare sectors. Come to Cleveland to learn the new notes and rhythms impacting the global economy.

 Mester Mulvaney   Rajan  Yellen

 Cavallo  Cosgrove  Dynan  Feldstein  Heminger

 Mooney Smucker Turner   Zhang  Zingales


Confirmed speakers at this event include Federal Reserve System Chair Janet Yellen, and former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, and Loretta Mester, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Other speakers include Alberto Cavallo, co-Founder of the Billion Prices Project at MIT; Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic CEO, Cleveland Clinic; Karen Dynan, former Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist, U.S. Treasury Department; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Martin Feldstein, Professor at Harvard University; Gary R. Heminger, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marathon Petroleum Corporation; Beth Mooney, Chairman and CEO, KeyCorp; Mick Mulvaney, Director, U.S. Office of Management and Budget,  Lord Adair Turner, former Chairman, UK Financial Services Authority; Chairman, Institute for New Economic Thinking; Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund; and Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance and Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Session Topics

Planes, Cranes, and Automobiles: The Future of Manufacturing
Peak Oil Demand: Timing and Implications
Tools of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
The Future of Work and the Impact of Automation
Policy Implications of Global Demographic Changes
The Drivers of Political Shifts Across Advanced Economies
Global Economic Challenges and Opportunities
Outlook for Trade and Trade Agreements
The Rise of the Economists: The Pivotal Roles Played by Economists at Tech Firms
The End of Globalization? The Future of U.S. Trade Policy & the Long-Term Impact
Changes Coming to Financial Regulation: Impact on Businesses and the Economy
New Platforms and Business Models and the Changing Capital Structure of Housing
Outlook for the Global Supply Chain in the Decade Ahead
Productivity in the Healthcare Sector: Can We Boost It?
The Shift to a Smaller Fed Balance Sheet: Mechanics and Impact
Prioritizing Infrastructure Investment
U.S. Small Business: Prospects for Growth

...and more!

 Individuals who have earned the Certified Business Economist┬« (CBE) Certification are required to earn 30 continuing education credit hours every two years. The NABE Annual Meeting qualifies for 20 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  


As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, NABE has determined that this program qualifies for 20 credit hours.  If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary.  Please provide your CFA member number at the registration desk to claim your CE credit. 

CBE Courses

Plus! Stick around after the Annual Meeting and earn your Certificates in Writing Skills and Communication/Presentation Skills for Business Economists and Analysts. Both courses are prerequisites for earning the CBE designation.

September 27, 2017
Writing Skills for Business Economists & Analysts
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Hilton Cleveland Downtown

September 28-29, 2017
Communication & Presentation Skills for Business Economists & Analysts
2 days, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Hilton Cleveland Downtown









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Interested in sponsoring the NABE Annual Meeting?  Download the sponsorship packet.  Contact Tom Beers for questions. 

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  • NABE Member Registration: $995
  • US Government Employee Registration: $995
  • Non-Member (includes Membership Dues): $1,145
  • Student Member (no meals): $75
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