Association for University
Business and Economic Research

A national association of regional
economic research centers

Who We Are

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.

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.

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 a regularly quoted by local and national media on economic and business topics.


Expanded Opportunities

University of Montana’s Patrick Barkey (pictured above) served as AUBER’s Secretary-Treasurer for nine years. Michael Hicks of Ball State University now holds that office and manages the business office.

Expand your economic research center through a variety of new opportunities


Cutting Edge Research

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

Attend our conferences to stay on top of the latest research and communications strategies.


Valuable Connections

Pictured above are Bruce Kellison of the University of Texas at Austin (AUBER president, 2016-17) and Kathy Deck of the University of Alabama (AUBER president, 2017-18).

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

AUBER's Business Office

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


Mailing Address

Association for University Business and Economic Research
Attn: Lisa Goodpaster
2000 W. University Avenue, WB 149
Muncie, Indiana 47306-1022