35th Annual NABE Economic Policy Conference
February 27-March 1, 2019 | Capital Hilton | Washington, DC

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Sustained economic growth sets the foundation for global prosperity and the promotion of democratic ideals and cooperation. The framework has been stressed recently in the face of trade tensions, eroding alliances, and rising economic nationalism. Arranged around the theme of “Promoting Global Growth and Domestic Economic Security,” NABE’s 35th Annual Economic Policy Conference provides a forum for policymakers, business leaders, and economists to engage in candid and practical discussions of the challenges faced in fiscal, monetary, and regulatory policy arenas, as well as the impacts on immigration and capital flows, budget deficits, and climate change, as these dual goals of growth and security are pursued globally.  

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Confirmed Speakers 

Bostic Bown Clarida  Dudley  Greenspan
Huang  Keynes Krugman  Liang
 Lund Morici  Posen   Rajan Tucker

Raphael Bostic, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Chad P. Bown, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Richard Clarida, Vice Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
William C. Dudley, former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Alan Greenspan, former Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Keith Hall, Director, Congressional Budget Office
Yasheng Huang, Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
Soumaya Keynes, U.S. Economics Editor, The Economist 
Paul Krugman, Nobel Laureate and Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times
Nellie Liang, Miriam K. Carliner Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, Brookings Institution; former Director of Financial Stability Division, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Susan Lund, Partner, McKinsey & Company and McKinsey Global Institute
Peter Morici, Professor Emeritus, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Adam S. Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics 
Raghuram Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business; former Governor, Reserve Bank of India
Sir Paul Tucker, Chair, Systemic Risk Council; Research Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School; former Deputy Governor, Bank of England



 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 becoming a sponsor or advertiser at the NABE Economic Policy Conference? 
 Download the sponsor packet. Questions? Contact Tom Beers, NABE Executive Director, at tbeers@nabe.com.

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CBE Exam 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Capital Hilton
1001 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Early-Bird Rates

  • NABE Member Registration: $475
  • US Government Employee Registration: $550
  • Member of Congress: Complimentary; please contact nabe@nabe.com
  • Non-Member Registration (includes one-year Membership Dues): $625
  • Student Member Registration (no meals): $75

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Early-Bird rates end January 30!


The NABE Foundation plans to award scholarships for the NABE Economic Policy Conference restricted to young professionals. To be eligible for consideration to receive the scholarship, one must:

  • Be 35 years old or younger
  • Have worked in the economics field for seven years or less
  • Currently be involved in a position that uses economic principles and theory
  • Hold an undergraduate college degree or higher
Deadline: January 23, 2019

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NABE Poster Session

The Poster Session is ideal for analysts who want to explain a new methodology, researchers, including students, who want feedback on their innovative research, and thought leaders who want to propose policy analysis on an issue or topic of interest.

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Deadline for applications: January 25, 2019

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Registration is complimentary for working press.

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