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Washington State University Vancouver is looking for a part-time faculty member who could teach ECON 101: Fundamentals of Microeconomics in Fall 2022 (Aug. 15-Dec. 20) on the Vancouver (WA) campus.

Required qualifications are having a master's or Ph.D. in economics. Please contact Yoshie Sano at if you are interested.

PNREC 2022:
Navigating COVID-19 and Climate Disruption in the Pacific Northwest
May 23-25, 2022

The final program for the 2022 Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference has been posted. We look forward to seeing all our speakers in Hood River, OR May 23-25.


Call for Abstracts

Please send your paper submissions to Nick Beleiciks at by April 4, 2022.


Free webinar from the PNREC

July 30, 2020 2:00pm – 3:00pm (PST)


Navigating COVID-19 and Climate Disruption
in the Pacific Northwest

May 23-25, 2022 | Hood River, Oregon

PNREC 2022 Registration is open. Please go to this page: to register for the conference.

The conference will be held at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. A block of rooms has been reserved for PNREC attendees at government per diem rates. Please indicate you are attending the Pacific NW Regional Economic Conference to lock in the lower conference rate. Please call the hotel directly at (541) 386-2200 to book your room.

The past several months have presented us with plenty of economic challenges, related directly or indirectly to the Covid-19 pandemic, wildfires, social equity, and more. Throughout the northwest, communities and sectors have experienced, addressed, and learned from these challenges in different ways. As we move from uncertainty toward the clarity that comes from experience and innovation, we have an opportunity to learn from each other. Please join us.

In addition to a wide breadth of economic topics pertaining to the Pacific Northwest, we are pleased to welcome four keynote speakers to PNREC 2022 in Hood River.

Professor Rajeev Dhawan Professor Rajeev Dhawan | Carl R. Zwerner Chair of Economic Forecasting
Director, Economic Forecasting Center
J Mack Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University

Professor Dhawan is an economic forecaster, and directs one of the country’s premier forecasting centers. Dhawan has received many accolades for the accuracy of his forecasts, and is a sought-after international speaker. Dhawan will set the stage for PNREC with a national forecast.

Robert G Valletta
Senior Vice President and Associate Director of Research
Economic Research Department
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Dr. Valletta’s research is primarily in labor economics, including topics such as unemployment insurance, structural unemployment, part time work, job security and job mobility, income inequality and poverty, and the effects of employer-provided health insurance on labor market outcomes.

He will discuss the San Francisco Fed’s perspective on the ongoing economic recovery from the COVID pandemic, with emphasis on what to expect for labor market conditions in the medium and longer term.
Robert G Valetta

Matt Stoller Matt Stoller
Director of Research
The American Economic Liberties Project
Goliath: the 100 Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy
a weekly newsletter published on Substack tracking monopoly power and the return of anti-monopolism.

Mr. Stoller has focused on the historic weakening of anti-trust laws and implementation, and the impact of growing monopoly power across a wide range of industries. His recent investigations have covered a wide range of issues, ranging from the supply chain to Amazon’s practices, port monopolies, food supply, rural pharmacies, and issues with anti-trust legal rulings.

Vellore Arthi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of California, Irvine, NBER & CEPR

Dr. Arthi’s work focuses on labor, health, and economic demography, primarily in low-income settings. Her presentation “What can History Tell Us About the Potential Long-Run Human Fallout from COVID-19?” pulls together work from labor and health economics, and draws from history to address questions about the long-run fallout of COVID-19 and who will bear the brunt of the crisis.
Vellore Arthi, Ph.D.

PNREC 2022 Conference Committee Contacts:

Nick Beleiciks
Conference Chair

Oregon Employment Department
Tel: (503) 871-1358
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