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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

NBER is a social science institute based in Cambridge, MA that was founded in 1920. As of 2019 they had $40 million in revenue and $138 million in assets.

The National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works.

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Program areas at NBER

Sponsored Research: the nber and its affiliated researchers conduct academic Research projects on a wide array of topics within economics. These projects are funded by grants from various government agencies and private foundations. Sponsors include the National institute of health, the National science foundation, the social security administration, and the alfred p. sloan foundation, among other entities. The nber has more than 1,500 affiliated researchers, and more than 300 current Research projects.

Publications: the nber disseminates the scientific findings of its affiliated researchers in several ways: by inclusion in the nber working paper series, by publishing books, usually in collaboration with the university of chicago press, and by highlighting Research in the more broadly-distributed nber digest, nber reporter, nber bulletin on health and the nber bulletin on retirement and disability. More than a thousand institutions subscribe to the nber working paper series. The circulation of the digest and reporter publications is several times larger.

Research meetings: the nber organized 136 Research meetings and conferences during the year, including 54 meetings that taken together constitute the nber's summer institute. These meetings provide an opportunity for researchers, both nber affiliates and other invitees, to present their latest Research findings and to exchange ideas about ongoing Research. The meetings include both Research conducted through the nber and other relevant academic Research. These meetings are organized by the nber's program directors and working group directors. Most are held in cambridge, Massachusetts, although some are held in other locations.

Form 990s for NBER

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Aug 10, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Jul 13, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Mar 28, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for NBER

Total grants, contributions, etc.$31,715,561
Program services$1,488,564
Investment income and dividends$3,091,577
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$4,057,147
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$40,352,849

Vendors for NBER

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Alexander Aronson Finning and Co PCTax accounting; Audit accounting2020-10-27
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█████Website Upgrade$243,0552019-06-01
███ ███Payroll HR Processing$106,4872019-06-01
███████████ ███Fundraising Consulting$116,2502019-06-01
███████ █████Printing Services$110,2412019-06-01
█████ ████████████ ████████Website Upgrade$179,6052019-06-01
...and two more vendors

Personnel at NBER

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
James PoterbaOffice of the President$768,964Aug. 10, 2020
Daniel FeenbergDirector of Information Systems$267,229June 30, 2019
████ ███████Director-Sept. 23, 2020
█████ █████Controller$224,884Oct. 30, 2020
███████ ████████Aging Program Specialist$158,609June 30, 2019
███████ ██████Director$221,003Sept. 23, 2020
█████ █████Human Resources / Assistant Corporate Secretary and Corporate RLTNS / Human Resources$113,372Sept. 23, 2020
█████ █ ████Chairperson and Director$0June 30, 2019
████ ██████Vice Chair and Director$0June 30, 2019
██████ ███████Treasurer and Director$0June 30, 2019
...and three more key personnel

Peer social science organizations

1FSG501(c)(3)$27 millionBoston, MA
2Council for a Strong America501(c)(3)$11 millionWashington, DC
3National Opinion Research Center (NORC)501(c)(3)$196 millionChicago, IL
4American Productivity and Quality Center501(c)(3)$15 millionHouston, TX
5The Chicago Council on Global Affairs501(c)(3)$24 millionChicago, IL
6Catalyst501(c)(3)$14 millionNew York, NY
7The Reason Foundation501(c)(3)$13 millionLos Angeles, CA
8Peter G Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)501(c)(3)$19 millionWashington, DC
9American Enterprise Institute501(c)(3)$51 millionWashington, DC
10The Heritage Foundation501(c)(3)$81 millionWashington, DC
11Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education501(c)(3)$26 millionBoulder, CO
12Center for Global Development (CGD)501(c)(3)$15 millionWashington, DC
13Social Science Research Council (SSRC)501(c)(3)$21 millionBrooklyn, NY
14The Brookings Institution501(c)(3)$103 millionWashington, DC
15Pew Research Center501(c)(3)$46 millionWashington, DC
16Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)501(c)(3)$16 millionNew York, NY
17Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)501(c)(3)$11 millionWashington, DC
18Ideas42501(c)(3)$19 millionNew York, NY
19National Center on Education and the Economy501(c)(3)$19 millionWashington, DC
20The Holdsworth Center501(c)(3)$95 millionSan Antonio, TX
21Institute for Humane Studies501(c)(3)$19 millionArlington, VA
22The Sphere Institute501(c)(3)$29 millionBurlingame, CA
23Population Reference Bureau (PRB)501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
24Mercatus Center501(c)(3)$30 millionArlington, VA
25The Aspen Institute501(c)(3)$134 millionWashington, DC