The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) is the largest international association of applied economists, strategists, academics, and policy-makers committed to the application of economics. Founded in 1959, it is one of the member organizations of the Allied Social Sciences Association. According to the association's website, "NABE's mission is to provide leadership in the use and understanding of economics.".
NABE was holding a conference at The Marriott World Trade Center Hotel when the 9/11 attacks happened.
The association's membership is divided into subject-oriented subdivisions or roundtables including: Financial, Health Economics, International, Manufacturing, Real Estate/Construction, Regional/Utility, Small Business/Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Transfer Pricing. Each roundtable plans and executes webinars and sessions at NABE meetings each year. NABE also has local and student chapters in many cities and much of the United States.
Past presidents of the NABE include former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan. Since 2009, NABE's Executive Director has been Tom Beers, former Chief Economist of the Manufactured Housing Institute and Economist with the National Association of Realtors and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.