60th NABE Annual Meeting

September 29-October 2, 2018
Westin Copley Place
Boston, MA

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The global economy has been experiencing its first taste of synchronized growth since the global financial crisis, and the Fed and other central banks have started to normalize monetary policy. Yet uncertainties abound, as the U.S. is injecting a sizable amount of fiscal stimulus with the economy close to full employment, and traditional alliances on trade are breaking down. Designed around the theme of "Revolution or Evolution? Reexamining Economic Paradigms," the 2018 NABE Annual Meeting will address these and other emerging developments including A.I. and the future of work, shifting global demographics, persistently-sluggish productivity growth, the increasing concentration within key business sectors, and the new analytical tools and data sources at the disposal of economists.

Autor Glaeser Gordon Malpass
Mann Orphanides Paxson Powell

Reinhart Rosengren Shah Van Saun

Confirmed speakers include:

David Autor, Professor of Economics, MIT
Ed Glaeser, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Robert Gordon, Stanley G. Harris Professor of the Social Sciences, Northwestern University
Peter Hall, Professor of European Studies, Harvard University
Catherine Mann, Global Chief Economist, Citi
Athanasios Orphanides, former Governor, Central Bank of Cyprus; Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management; MIT Sloan School of Management
Christina Paxson, President, Brown University
Jerome Powell, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Carmen ReinhartMinos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System, Harvard Kennedy School
Eric S. Rosengren, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Niraj Shah, CEO, Wayfair
James Stock, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Bruce Van Saun, Chairman and CEO, Citizens Financial Group, Inc.


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 www.NABE.com/CBE.

Members of other certification programs can apply for continuing education credit for this event with an earned certificate of attendance, which can be made available upon request.

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.

October 3, 2018
Writing Skills for Business Economists & Analysts
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Westin Copley Place

October 4-5, 2018
Communication & Presentation Skills for Business Economists & Analysts
2 days, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Westin Copley Place  



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  • Non-Member (includes Membership Dues): $1,195
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