MSUM students (Zain Afsheen, Heriberto Diaz, Sarocha Promsombat, McKenna Togstad, and Rebecca Weir) joined Economics faculty members T. J. Hansen and Gregory Stutes in attending the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Conference in Denver, CO from October 6-8, 2019. Highlights of the conference included a presentation by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, and multiple sessions featuring leaders from private industry, government, and academia. The group also learned about NABE’s Certified Business Economist program and numerous career opportunities for business economists. This is the MSUM Economics program’s first year participating in this conference. The experience was made possible thanks to the generosity of MSUM Economics alumni.

Pictured in the photo (L to R) are: Heriberto Diaz, Sarocha Promsombat, Christina Romer, Edward Lazear, McKenna Togstad, Rebecca Weir, and Zain Afsheen. Both Romer and Lazear were members of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers with Lazear serving as Chairman from 2006 to 2009 and Romer from 2009 to 2010.