Ex Officio, Board of Governors
Michael J. Chow is Research Director at the National Venture Capital Association. Previously, he was economist and lead data analyst with the National Federation of Independent Business where he leads the organization’s economic impact analysis of federal and state policies. He also serves as an economic advisor on labor issues, tax policy, health care, finance, and regulations. His research with NFIB has been referenced in testimony before federal and state legislatures, on the Hill, and in numerous media outlets with national, regional, and local readerships. He has previously worked for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in the White House and in the Office of the Chief Economist at the Department of Labor. He is the recipient of the NABE Abramson Scroll and the NABE Contributed Paper award, both of which are awarded by the National Association for Business Economics for outstanding papers in the field of business economics. He currently chairs the NABE Small Business Roundtable and has served on a number of nonprofit boards. He holds a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, an M.Sc. in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics, and an M.A. in Applied Economics from the Johns Hopkins University.