Mike Horrigan named NABE fellow

Michael Horrigan receives NABE fellowship plaque from NABE Executive Director Tom Beers

Upjohn Institute President Michael Horrigan has been named one of five National Association for Business Economics fellows for 2023. NABE’s board of directors elects fellows to recognize outstanding service as a professional business economist, contributions to the field of applied economics and outstanding contributions to NABE and the greater good.

Horrigan joins prestigious company, with previous NABE fellows including Milton Friedman, Alice Rivlin, and Paul Volcker. The other 2023 fellows are Patrick Bajari of Keystone Strategy, Julia Coronado of MacroPolicy Perspectives LLC, Michael Luca of Harvard Business School and Loretta Mester of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

NABE honored this year’s fellows at its 65th annual meeting, held Oct. 10 in Dallas. In announcing Horrigan as a fellow, NABE wrote:

Throughout his career in the federal service, he dedicated himself to promoting an outstanding federal statistical system. During his time as a senior leader at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, he led several of the bureau’s most high-profile programs. As an active member of NABE’s Statistics Committee, he provides valuable guidance and feedback to current leaders of the statistical agencies. His service to NABE includes a term on the NABE Board of Directors (2012-2015); critical work in the development of NABE’s Certified Business Economist (CBE) program; and spearheading an initiative to familiarize NABE members with “big data,” which ultimately resulted in the establishment of the NABE Tech Economics Conference. He is a longtime leader of The NABE Foundation’s Economic Measurement Seminar, which has equipped thousands of young economists with the tools to become savvy data users.

Learn more about Mike Horrigan at his staff page.

A full list of NABE fellows is at the NABE website.

Date: October 26, 2023