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For more than half a century, the National Economists Club (NEC) has been the premiere professional society for economics and economic policy professionals in the Washington D.C. area. Through our unique weekly lunch speaker program, our Summer Signature event and our Annual Dinner, we host talks by top-level experts, such as Janet Yellen, Ben Bernanke, Larry Summers, and numerous others, as well as fast-rising up-and-comers from all areas of economics and economic practice.

All of our programs adhere to a fiercely neutral and nonpartisan ethic. Our popular networking events further serve to brand the National Economists Club as a vital part of the intellectual and professional beat of the nation’s capital. NEC was founded in 1968 by Herb Stein and serves as the DC branch of the National Association for Business Economics.

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NEC with Alice Rivlin

Alice M. Rivlin, a senior fellow in Economic Studies and the Center for Health Policy at Brookings, talks about monetary, fiscal and health policy to the National Economists Club membership

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