Think tank

National Bureau of Economic Research

NBER

Cambridge, MA, United States

NBER is a private, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. It is committed to conducting objective economic research and disseminating the results among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community. Over the years, NBER's research agenda has encompassed a wide variety of issues that confront US society. The bureau's early research focused on the aggregate economy, examining in detail the business cycle and long-term economic growth. Other substantive studies undertaken at NBER include Simon Kuznets' work on national income accounting, Theysley Mitchell's study of the business cycle, and Milton Friedman's research on the demand for money and the determinants of consumer spending.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.nber.org

Address:
1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1920
Age (years)
National Bureau of Economic Research
101 
United States average
 39
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Wesley Mitchell
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): James Potterba
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): James Poterba
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2017): James Poterba
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
National Bureau of Economic Research
 37
United States average
 71
Global average
 120
2017
National Bureau of Economic Research
 42
% Female staff
2019
National Bureau of Economic Research
65% 
United States average
46% 
Global average
42% 

Organisational performance

Financials
2016
National Bureau of Economic Research
 $35,711,166
United States average
 $46,257,861
Global average
 $103,271,725

Social

Likes (2019)
National Bureau of Economic Research
 23,960
United States average
 72,519
Global average
 24,405
Likes (2017)
National Bureau of Economic Research
 15,314
Twitter
Followers (2019)
National Bureau of Economic Research
 62,752
United States average
 35,047
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2018)
National Bureau of Economic Research
 53,516
Followers (2017)
National Bureau of Economic Research
 36,000
Subscribers (2019)
National Bureau of Economic Research
United States average
Global average
Subscribers (2017)
National Bureau of Economic Research
Followers (2019)
National Bureau of Economic Research
 12,377
United States average
 8,378
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 01/04/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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