Welcome to NEED

The National Economic Education Delegation


One day, the public discussion of policy issues will be grounded in an accurate perception of the underlying economic principles and data.


NEED unites the skills and knowledge of a vast network of professional economists to promote understanding of the economics of policy issues in the United States.

Building Economic Policy Literacy

The National Economic Education Delegation (NEED) is an educational non-profit committed to empowering voters and future voters by giving them the information they need to critically evaluate and respond to economic claims at both the microeconomic and macroeconomic levels. NEED provides a vital service by dispelling the many shaky economic narratives heard in policy debates and elsewhere that bear little relationship to reality.

Our Services

NEED offers a platform through which recognized professional economists collaborate to create and deliver presentations that reflect consensus understanding on a variety of policy issues. These presentations are designed for a wide variety of audiences: trade unions, labor unions, business associations, classrooms and university campuses, and governmental staff and political leaders. These presentations are not political, but provide insight into the economics underlying a variety of policy issues.

NEED works with partner organizations to provide workshops that will train qualified individuals to give presentations. These workshops are designed to provide economic policy insight to high school teachers or community leaders who wish to improve the content of their lectures.

NEED delegates are available to provide one-on-one consultations with government officials, business leaders, labor leaders, and others. These consultations will generally focus on policy issues that are addressed by NEED presentations.

NEED delegates will provide brief summaries of pressing policy issues. These pieces will focus on current nuances of long-standing policy issues.

Our Specialization: Presentations providing objective analyses of economic policy.

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