34th Annual NABE Economic Policy Conference
February 25-27, 2018 | Capital Hilton | Washington, DC

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The NABE Economic Policy Conference is the premier annual event addressing issues at the nexus of economics, business, and policy. Designed around the theme “Promoting Sustained Growth: Policy Tensions and Risks,” the 2018 event will focus on the key challenges for policymakers and business leaders in promoting sustained global growth amid rising threats from nationalism and protectionism. Topics include a broad range of policy issues that matter to businesses, including fiscal and regulatory policy, globalization, the future of energy, immigration, and the outlook for monetary policy.

View scenes from last year's event! 

Confirmed Speakers 

Bullard Cook Cramer  Furman
Hassett  King Krueger Quarles
 Rao  Rivlin  Tezak  Valliere

James Bullard, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Charles Cook, Editor and Publisher, The Cook Political Report
Katherine J. Cramer,
 Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Douglas Elliott, Partner, Finance & Risk/Public Policy Practice, Oliver Wyman
Jason Furman, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Gordon Hanson
, Director, Center on Global Transformation, UC San Diego
Kevin Hassett, Chair, Council of Economic Advisers
Mervyn Allister King, Baron King of Lothbury, Former Governor of the Bank of England
Alan B. Krueger, Bendheim Professor of Economics & Public Affairs, Princeton University
Edward Leamer, Distinguished Professor, Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Kevin Petak, Vice President, ICF
Randal K. Quarles, Vice Chairman for Supervision, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Neomi Rao, Administrator, White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)
Alice M. Rivlin
, Senior Fellow - Economic Studies, Center for Health Policy, Brookings Institution
Charles Rossman, Forecasting and Model Development Manager, Southern Company
Christine Tezak,
Managing Director, Utilities, Pipeline and Environmental Policy, Clearview Energy Partners
Greg Valliere
, Chief Global Strategist, Horizon Investments


 Individuals who have earned the Certified Business Economist® (CBE) Certification are required to earn 30 continuing education credit hours every two years. The NABE Economic Policy  Conference qualifies for 15 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.  

Our Sponsors



Interested in sponsoring the NABE Economic Policy Conference?  Contact [email protected] or download the sponsorship packet below. 

Earn Your Certificate in Machine Learning and Data Science for Economists

Whether or not you will be attending the NABE Economic Policy Conference, consider taking one of our most popular courses later that week - Machine Learning and Data Science for Economists (February 28-March 1).  
This course is being offered in Washington, DC at the Capital Hilton 
immediately following the Policy Conference.

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  • NABE Member Registration: $625
  • US Government Employee Registration: $625
  • Non-Member Registration (includes one-year Membership Dues): $775
  • Student Member Registration (no meals): $75

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