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NABE Boston launches to share ideas about economics

A group of local economists has established the Boston Chapter of the National Association for Business Economics.

While modeled after the National Association for Business Economics in Washington, NABE Boston is an independent organization that seeks to provide a local forum where people interested in economics can share ideas and network, its organizers said.

The new organization is not just for economists, but also for professionals who use economics in their work in the private sector, government, or academia.

NABE Boston is led by Gregory Daco, a founding member. Daco is also a senior economist in the US Macroeconomics Group at IHS Global Insight, an economic forecasting firm with offices in Lexington.

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“The creation of an organization for all professionals interested in economics is long overdue, and we’re excited about creating a diverse and all-inclusive forum to support these individuals,’’ Daco said in a statement.

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