Association for University
Business and Economic Research

A national association of regional
economic research centers


Association for University Business and Economic Research

AUBER is the premier professional organization for regional economics centers across the United States with members from 75+ leading universities and affiliate organizations. We support member organizations that provide communities in nearly every state with applied economic research and data that promotes informed decision-making and strengthens business environments.

Founded in 1947, AUBER’s membership includes economists and researchers in public and private universities who are dedicated to continually improving the quality, effectiveness, and application of research in business, economics, and public policy.

From labor market analyses to economic impact studies, AUBER members engage in a diverse array of applied economic research. Many member organizations maintain state data centers; provide their communities with presentations and economic outlooks; and are regularly quoted by local and national media on economic and business topics.

AUBER offers members a set of expanded opportunities that come from collaborations, education, and networking. Our conferences, held at different universities each year, provide opportunities to learn about cutting edge research and communications strategies.

Valuable Connections

Connect and collaborate with some of the nation's top economists in research centers.

Bruce Kellison, University of Texas at Austin and Kathy Deck, University of Alabama served as presidents of AUBER in 2016-17 and 2017-18 respectively.

Expanded Opportunities

Learn about new opportunities to help expand your economic research center.

Patrick Barkey, University of Montana, served nine years as AUBER’s Secretary-Treasurer until fall 2018. Michael Hicks, Ball State University, now serves as secretary-treasurer.

Cutting Edge Research

Attend our conferences to hear the latest research and communications strategies.

Juliette Tennert and her team at University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute hosted the 2018 conference in Salt Lake City.

AUBER's Business Office

Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research manages AUBER’s business office. Contact the Business Office here.


Mailing Address

Association for University Business and Economic Research
2000 W. University Avenue, WB 149
Muncie, Indiana 47306