Association for University
Business and Economic Research

A national association of regional
economic research centers


AUBER is a professional organization for economic researchers, business analysts, statisticians, data visualizers, and dashboard experts working in academia, government, and business. Our members are dedicated to continually improving the quality, effectiveness, and application of research in business, economics, and public policy.

Member centers take turns hosting our annual conference—traditionally held in the fall—featuring research and novel products from universities across America.

Membership Options

Center Member


Supporting Member

$ 1,250

Sustaining Member

$ 5,000

Benefits of Membership

CONNECT with economic research leaders from peer institutions and hear about the latest research, projects, and studies that are relevant in other states.

COLLABORATE with AUBER members on research and get expert opinions on your projects.

NETWORK with economists and researchers who have faced similar environments.

LEARN how to manage economic research centers, interact with constituents, increase center visibility, and find funding sources.

ATTEND our annual conferences and discuss cutting-edge research and communications strategies.

RECEIVE the latest economic news and updates through your complimentary subscription to AUBER’s newsletter.

GET exclusive access to our annual survey of centers covering activities, budgeting, and staffing.

INCREASE your center’s visibility by winning an AUBER award for Excellence in Publications, Excellence in Websites, Excellence in Electronic Publications, or the Polzin Best Paper Prize.

FIND new jobs or recruit the right candidate through our website and social media.

In addition to the many benefits provided, members in good standing receive discounted conference registration rates.

Membership Term

The membership period is based upon our fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). Renewal invoices are sent in May, prior to the June 30 expiration date. Reminder notices are sent out automatically. All memberships should be paid prior to registering for fall conference. Memberships not paid by June 30 of the following year will be considered lapsed.

Payment Options

All major credit cards are accepted through our online card processing merchant, Stripe. Alternately, you may pay via check or ACH transfer.

Member Testimonials

Patrick Barkey, Director
Bureau of Bus. & Economic Research
University of Montana

Kathy Deck, Assistant Dean
Culverhouse College of Business
University of Alabama

Bruce Kellison, Director
Bureau of Business Research
University of Texas at Austin

Brian Lewandowski, Exec. Director
Business Research Division
University of Colorado Boulder

Kenneth Louie, Director
Economic Research Institute
Penn State University Behrend

Ben McKay, Asst. Director
Ctr. Bus. Analytics & Econ. Research
Georgia Southern University

Jeffrey Michael, Director
Business Forecasting Center
University of the Pacific

Sean Snaith, Director
Institute for Economic Forecasting
University of Central Florida

Eric Thompson, Director
Bureau of Business Research
University of Nebraska Lincoln


If you are not currently a member and would like to join AUBER, please complete an application form. If you are a current member and did not receive a renewal invoice—or you need alternate payment options—please contact us by phone or email.

Association for University Business and Economic Research
Office of the Secretary-Treasurer
2000 W. University Avenue, WB 149
Muncie, Indiana 47306
765-285-3401 |