NABE Membership

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Frequently Asked Questions


Why should I join NABE?

NABE is the premier professional association for business economists and others who use economics in the workplace. Since 1959, NABE has attracted the most prominent figures in economics, business, and academia to its membership with highly-regarded conferences, educational and career development offerings, economic surveys, and its unrivaled networking opportunities.

As a NABE member, you will become a part of the world’s premier organization of business economics professionals and enjoy a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Receive the latest economic news and updates through your complimentary subscription to NABE's prestigious quarterly journal, Business Economics, and the weekly e-newsletter, NABE NewsDigest.
  • Locate critical economic information instantly with member-only access to
  • Connect with other members through the NABE Connect app, your mobile portal to NABE.
  • Fine-tune your professional skills through NABE's continuing education certificate programs, including the Certified Business Economist program.
  • Benchmark your forecast and gain insight into economic policy with NABE's economic surveys.
  • Join any of our subject-oriented Roundtables and participate in regular webinars on the critical economic issues of the day. NABE Members also enjoy access to all webinar replays.
  • Join a NABE MeetUp Group to connect regularly via Zoom with other members working in the same area.
  • Attend all NABE conferences at deeply-discounted rates and network with fellow members.
  • Get expert help with your project or promote your services or product with NABE's Consultants and Services Registry.
  • Locate a speaker for your event or offer to speak at other organizations’ events with the NABE Speakers Bureau.
  • Have a chance to give back to your profession by volunteering for a NABE committee or even serving as a NABE Director.
  • Looking for a new job or the right candidate for an open position?  With, we bring job seekers and employers together to aid in that process. Plus! Check out the "Building a Career in Economics" page for resources to aid in your career journey.
  • Compare your salary to that of others in the field of economics with NABE's biennial Salary Survey.

Don’t delay – start taking advantage of the many benefits of a NABE membership by joining today!


How much are membership dues?

  1 Year  2 Years 3 Years
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Individual Member  $150  $270  $381
Group Member+
 $110  -   -
Retiree Member  $100  $180  $255
Young Professional Member*  $75   -  -
Student Member**  $30   -  -

+See section below for Group Members information
*The Young Professional Member rate is available for two years after date of graduation (undergraduate or graduate).  Young Professional Members are eligible to renew one time at the Young Professional rate.
**Must be a
full-time student, or a full-time student working part-time. No exceptions.  

Membership terms begin on join or renewal date.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are renewing membership and wish to change your membership type, please contact the NABE Office at [email protected] or (202) 463-6223.

Are Group and Institutional Memberships available?

Yes. The first Group Member joins at the one-year rate of $150; additional employees may then join at a reduced rate of $110/year. Download the Group Membership application here.

A NABE Institutional Membership provides business firms, government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations the opportunity to join NABE and receive discounts on membership and meeting fees, access to industry leaders, recognition, publicity, and more. With an Institutional Membership, the organization designates NABE representatives, and these representatives can be modified at any time. In addition, an Institutional Membership offers the organization an unlimited number of registrations to all NABE events at the discounted member rate. 

You can download the Institutional Membership application here:

PLEASE NOTE: regular and group memberships are NON-TRANSFERABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE.

Who can join NABE?

NABE membership is open to anyone using economics in their work, regardless of occupation, industry, or level of experience. The nearly 2,600 members of NABE include:

  • Corporate economists
  • Statisticians
  • Financial economists
  • Consultants
  • Financial planners/advisers
  • Stock brokers
  • Product researchers
  • Central bank economists and analysts
  • Academic economists
  • Federal, state and local government economists
  • Corporate strategists
  • Sector analysts
  • Transfer pricing professionals
  • Pricing and cost analysts
  • Government officials
  • Business leaders
  • Students

Further questions? Please contact us by phone at (202) 463-6223 or by email at
[email protected].