Tom Beers of the National Association for Business Economics and Economists as Investigators

Through The Noise

Tom Beers of the National Association for Business Economics and Economists as Investigators

Through the Noise #91

Tom Beers // Executive Director // National Association for Business Economics

As Tom Beers points out, not all economists are academics. Business economists work for companies, helping them navigate the complexities of the world economy. Comparing the members of his organization to investigators rather than grey-bearded old men teaching college students academic theory, they are immersed in analyzing and interpreting the socio-political events that shape our world. And if you are you an economist, you definitely won’t want to miss NABE’s Annual Meeting in October, the “Woodstock for Economists.”

Tom Beers is the executive director of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), a Washington-based professional association comprised of nearly 3,000 business economists and those who use economics in their professional practice. Prior to taking the reins at NABE in 2009, Beers was himself a business economist, serving as the chief economist and vice president of housing finance of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) in Arlington, Virginia.