7/29: NABE Economic Measurement Seminar (Register at: http://nabe.com/EMS2013)

  • 29 Jul 2013
  • 7:30 AM
  • 30 Jul 2013
  • 4:00 PM
  • Sheraton Crystal City Hotel 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway. Arlington, VA 2220


The NABE Foundation's  
Economic Measurement Seminar

July 29-30, 2013
Arlington, VA

Now in its 10th year, The NABE Foundation's Economic Measurement Seminar is a convenient, cost-effective program designed to strengthen your knowledge of economic statistics and analytical techniques, enhancing your ability to add value in your workplace. Each session at the EMS pairs data producers with prominent data users to provide you with an insightful view of how data are compiled and how they are used by leading analysts. EMS attendees earn the Certificate in Economic Measurement and enjoy numerous opportunities to network with instructors and colleagues.

The Economic Measurement Seminar features a dual-track format and includes sessions on:

  • Corporate Profits
  • Federal Reserve: Regional Economic Information, Analysis, and Beige Book
  • GDP and the National Accounts
  • Housing Prices
  • International Statistics
  • Measuring Employment
  • Measuring Inflation

and many others!

New to the EMS? Stick to Track A to learn about central statistical concepts like measuring employment, GDP and the national accounts, and inflation indexes.

EMS veteran? Focus on Track B to develop a deeper understanding of the balance sheet of the Federal Reserve, industrial production, and retail sales.

EMS attendees earn a Certificate in Economic Measurement from The NABE Foundation and will gain:

  • a comprehensive knowledge of all major measures of U.S. economic performance including employment, prices, GDP, housing/home prices, and corporate profits
  • insight into how economic statistics are collected and compiled by Federal agencies and private sector data providers
  • familiarity with analytical techniques employed by top practitioners to evaluate economic data
  • an expanded network! The EMS provides a number of opportunities to network with instructors and colleagues including a reception, meal functions, small group discussion dinners and networking breaks

 NEW! Check the Resources page for more information including an Attendance Justification Tool-Kit for potential attendees!


"More employers should realize that their analysts also need training to learn about data availability, the strengths and weaknesses of the data, and the best known practices for using the data. The NABE Foundation's Economic Measurement Seminar provides a vital source of education to teach business analysts the skills and perspective to use the vast amounts of available data to inform business decision making.    Analysts with varying degrees of work experience and academic preparation, from brand new employees to highly experienced ones, and from student interns to Ph.D.’s have benefitted from attending."

Paul Thomas, Chief Economist, Intel Corporation



Instructors include leading economists from business and government:

Bill Alterman, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Richard Berner, Office of Financial Research, Department of Treasury

Richard A. Brown, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Mike Bryan, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Michael Chriszt, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

David Crowe, National Association of Home Builders

Randy Eberts, Upjohn Institute

Anne Flatness, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Robert Fry, DuPont

Charles Gilbert, Federal Reserve Board

Stephen Harvey, Energy Information Administration

Maurine Haver, Haver Analytics

Nayantara Hensel, National Defense University

Ben Herzon, Macroeconomic Advisers

Jeff Holland, Congressional Budget Office

Elizabeth Holmquist, Federal Reserve Board

Mike Horrigan, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Joe Huesman, Census Bureau

George A. Kahn, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Jim Kennedy, Federal Reserve Board

Jack Kleinhenz, National Retail Federation

Howard Krakower, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Adolfo Laurenti, Mesirow Financial

Andrew Leventis, Federal Housing Finance Agency

Mike Mandel, Progressive Policy Institute

Rosemary D. Marcuss, Internal Revenue Service

Tom Nardone, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Mike Niemira, International Council of Shopping Centers

Charlotte Oslund, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Ataman Ozyildirim, The Conference Board

Robert Parker, Consultant

Scott Pattison, National Association of State Budget Officers

Keith Phillips, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Dick Rippe, ISI Group

Ken Robertson, Bureau of Labor Statistics

John Ruser, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Dana Saporta, Credit Suisse

Andrew Schmidt, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Eric Simants, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Ken Simonson, Associated General Contractors of America

William Strauss, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Kevin Swift, American Chemistry Council

Ian Thomas, Census Bureau

Paul Thomas, Intel Corporation

Jeff Werling, INFORUM

Ronald Wilus, Department of Labor

Rich Wobbekind, University of Colorado

Lawrence Yun, National Association of REALTORS®