NABE Foundation Economic Measurement Seminar


July 18-19, 2016
Four Seasons Hotel
Washington, DC

In today’s highly-competitive business climate, it is vital that economists and analysts possess a firm grasp of the economic data that factor into business decisions, drive economic modeling, and influence policy debates. Understanding how the data are constructed is a prerequisite for accurate interpretation and analysis.

Now in its 13th year, the Economic Measurement Seminar (EMS) presented by The NABE Foundation is a convenient, cost-effective program designed to strengthen your knowledge of economic statistics and analytical techniques, enhancing your ability to add value in your workplace.

The EMS pairs expert data producers with prominent data users to provide you with an insightful view of how data are compiled and how they are used by leading analysts. EMS attendees earn the Certificate in Economic Measurement and enjoy numerous opportunities to network with presenters and colleagues!

 The Economic Measurement Seminar is a component of the Certified Business Economist® (CBE) program, the certification in applied economics and data analytics. EMS sessions that  are part of the CBE core curriculum have been highlighted.


As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, NABE has determined that this program qualifies for 14 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. 


EMS attendees will gain:

  • a comprehensive knowledge of all major measures of U.S. economic performance including employment, prices, GDP, housing/ home prices, and corporate profits
  • insight into how economic statistics are collected and compiled by Federal agencies and private sector data providers
  • an understanding of how to use available data to make informed business decisions
  • the knowledge needed to prepare themselves for the economic measurement questions on NABE’s CBE Exam
  • an expanded network! The EMS provides a number of opportunities to network with presenters and colleagues 


Early career professionals and first-time attendees typically focus on Track A sessions. Seasoned professionals and repeat attendees look to Track B sessions for a deeper dive on specialized topics. Or….mix and match sessions from both tracks to customize your learning experience!

Need help making the case to your employer as to why you should attend? Check out the Resources page for an Attendance Justification Toolkit.

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Session Topics

Business Economics in the Real World: 
An Academic Perspective

Richard L. Wobbekind, CBE
, University of Colorado
Introduction: Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, National Retail Federation

Corporate Profits (Track A)

Kate Pinard
, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Dick Rippe, CBE, Evercore ISI Group

Economic Statistics from the US Gov't 
and Industry Sources
Maurine Haver, CBE, Haver Analytics

Employment Indicators (Track A) Brenda Loya, Department of Labor
Mike LoBue
, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Charlotte Oslund, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Moderator: Richard L. Wobbekind, CBE, University of Colorado
Federal Reserve Bank Regional Data, 
Surveys, and Studies (Track B)

Keith R. Phillips, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio Branch
William A. Strauss, CBE, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Riley Sullivan, New England Public Policy Center
Moderator: Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, National Retail Federation

Financial Accounts (Track A)


Matthew Hoops
, Federal Reserve Board
Constance L. Hunter, CBE, KPMG
Moderator: Philip Shively, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

GDP and the National Accounts (Track A)     
    

Marissa Crawford
, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Kathleen Navin, CBE, Macroeconomic Advisers
Moderator: George Kahn, CBE, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Housing and Construction (Track B) Nayantara Hensel, Federal Housing Finance Agency 
Ken Simonson, Associated General Contractors of America
Moderator: Anika Khan, Wells Fargo Securities
Industrial Production (Track B)
Charlie Gilbert
, Federal Reserve Board
Kevin Swift, CBE, American Chemistry Council
Moderator: Robert Fry, CBE, Robert Fry Economics
International Comparisons (Track B)
Florina Tanase
, International Monetary Fund
Mark Wynne
, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Moderator: Maurine Haver, CBE, Haver Analytics
International Transactions (Track A)


Raymond Mataloni, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Ruth Judson, Federal Reserve Board
Moderator: Maurine Haver, CBE, Haver Analytics
Measuring Employment (Track A)


Chris Manning, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Julie Hatch Maxfield, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Moderator: Maurine Haver, CBE, Haver Analytics
Measuring Inflation (Track A)


Steve Reed, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Kyle Brown, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Moderator: Maurine Haver, CBE, Haver Analytics
Productivity (Track A)


Chris Sparks
, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bob Shackleton, Congressional Budget Office
Moderator: Michael Horrigan, CBE, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Public Opinion Polling:
Methods and Challenges
Courtney Kennedy, Pew Research Center
Regional Economic Data (Track B)

Ledia Guci, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Herb Holloway, Southeastern Louisiana University Business Research Center
Moderator: Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, National Retail Federation


Retail Sales (Track B) Rebecca DeNale, U.S. Census Bureau
Mike Niemira, The Retail Economist
Moderator/Presenter: Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, National Retail Federation
Seasonal Adjustment
Ataman Ozyildirim
, The Conference Board
Moderator: Maurine Haver, CBE, Haver Analytics

The State of the U.S. Online Retail Economy    

Gian Fulgoni
, comScore, Inc.
Understanding Monetary Policy (Track B)
Steve Meyer, Federal Reserve Board
Dana A. Saporta, CBE, Credit Suisse
Moderator: Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, National Retail Federation 
Wages, Earnings,
and Compensation (Track B)

Michael Horrigan, CBE
, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Mark Schweitzer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Moderator: George Kahn, CBE, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City


CBE Courses

Plus! Stick around after the EMS 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.

July 20, 2016
Writing Skills for Business Economists & Analysts  
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Four Seasons Hotel
Washington, DC

July 21-22, 2016
Communication & Presentation Skills for Business Economists & Analysts 
2 days, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Four Seasons Hotel
Washington, DC

 


Nayantara Hensel, Federal Housing Finance Agency
Nayantara Hensel, Federal Housing Finance Agency
Nayantara Hensel, Federal Housing Finance Agency

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Rates

  • NABE Member Registration: $600
  • US Government Employee Registration: $600
  • Nonmember Registration (includes Membership Dues): $750

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Scholarships

The NABE Foundation will award scholarships to the 2016 Economic Measurement Seminar. To be eligible for consideration to receive the scholarship, one must:

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

NOTE: The deadline for applications is June 27, 2016.

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