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Call for Abstracts
Please send your abstract submissions to Anneliese Vance-Sherman and Scott Bailey at by February 24, 2023.


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.


Free webinar from the PNREC

July 30, 2020 2:00pm – 3:00pm (PST)


Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference (PNREC) 2023: Inflation, Inequality, Infrastructure, and Innovation

Save the Date!

The next Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference (PNREC) will be held at the Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla, May 8-10, 2023.

After a strange and tumultuous couple years, it finally feels as though we are finding our feet and arriving at some sort of new normal state. As economists, this means it is time to look at what the data can tell us about what we just experienced, and to glean information that will help to carry us into the future. Mark your calendars and join us for the next Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference (PNREC). We'll discuss and learn from each other about how our Pacific Northwest communities have been impacted by and addressed challenges related to Inflation, Inequality, Infrastructure, Innovation, and more.

PNREC 2023 will be in Walla Walla, WA. A visit to Walla Walla balances the pleasures of local culture, a quint downtown area, natural wonders with many opportunities for hikers and birdwatchers, and a region known as the capital of Washington's wine country. Visit McNary National Wildlife Refuge, which spans over 15,000 acres, to view many species of waterfowl and birds of prey. Take a scenic bike tour of Bennington Lake or the paved Mill Creek Trail. Visit one of the more than 120 wineries the Walla Walla Valley has to offer. Wineries and tasting rooms are spread across six districts in and around Walla Walla, each offering a unique experience. If you want to stay closer to the Marcus Whitman, you can explore a quaint downtown with a variety of merchants, tasting rooms, and restaurants. To learn more about Walla Walla, you can access the 2022 Visitor Guide here.

Marcus Whitman Hotel The historic Marcus Whitman Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Walla Walla near sidewalk cafes, shops, and one-of-a-kind boutiques. A treasured landmark that opened in 1928, the Marcus Whitman was fully renovated in 2001 and restored to its original grandeur, while adding modern updates to accommodate a luxurious travel experience. The full grounds include a 133-room hotel with luxury suites, a state-of-the art conference center featuring grand renaissance ballrooms, six on-site wine tasting rooms, and the award-winning The Marc Restaurant - recently named "Restaurant of the Year" by the Washington State Wine Commission - and The Vineyard Lounge.

We hope you will join us for PNREC 2023 in Walla Walla.

PNREC 2023 Conference Committee Contacts:

Anneliese Vance-Sherman
2023 Conference Chair

Washington State Employment, Security Department
Tel: (425) 258-6316
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