A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute’s undergraduate program in economics and business, Michael Erin serves as associate consultant and partner for the boutique consultancy firm Progressive Management and Associates in Chicago. To help him remain current with industry trends, Michael Erin belongs to the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).
Established in 1959, NABE is the professional affiliation for business economists and others in the economics industry. Represented fields range from academia to business. NABE presents a variety of conferences and educational sessions, as well as numerous networking opportunities.
One of the sessions hosted by NABE is its annual conference, with the 2017 conference occurring on September 23-26 in Cleveland. With a theme of Prospects for Growth: Reassessing the Fundamentals, the 2017 annual meeting featured leading economists and policymakers to share information about global trade and mercantilist tensions. Some of the speakers included Federal Reserve System chair Janet Yellen and president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Loretta Mester. Those in attendance had an opportunity to garner 20 continuing education credit hours during the four-day event.