March 5-7 Capital Hilton, 1001 16th, St., NW, Washington, DC 20036

I am writing to tell you about National Association for Business Economics (NABE) annual economic policy conference. NABE is the premier professional association for business economists and those who use economics in the workplace and is a great way to meet professional economists.

Designed around the theme “Recalibrating Policy for Sustained Growth,” the 2017 event will explore the tests for political and business leaders as they guide their countries and companies through an increasingly complex maze of global challenges marked by heightened tensions around globalization and trade, demographic shifts, and technological advances. The conference has an impressive set of speakers, including Nobel laureates Angus Deaton and Joseph Stiglitz, Olivier Blanchard, Jason Furman, Neel Kashkari, and Catherine Mann. In addition to the speakers, the event includes many networking opportunities, including student poster sessions where you can present your research.

GWU is a co-sponsor of the conference so GW students have a special welcome to the conference.  Any GW student who registers will also receive a one year NABE membership with their registration ($30 value). With the one-year membership, students receive a copy of the quarterly journal, access to the salary survey, free access to all webinars, access to NABE’s ten annual economic surveys, discounted registration fees for all NABE events and continuing education offerings, and member access to the job board, among many other benefits. Opportunities from NABE membership include:

  • Receive the latest economic news and updates through NABE's quarterly journal, Business Economics, and the weekly e-newsletter, NABE NewsDigest.
  • Locate critical economic information instantly with member-only access to
  • Benchmark your forecast and gain insight into economic policy with NABE's economic surveys.
  • Looking for a new job?  With, we bring job seekers and employers together to aid in that process.
  • Compare your salary to that of others in the economics field with NABE's biennial Salary Survey.


Enter “GWU Student Registration” when you register to obtain your free membership to NABE.


The full program is here: If you have any questions, please email Colette Brissett at or me at I hope to see you at the conference!



Joann M. Weiner, Director, MA in Applied Economics