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FINAL Program Now Available

The final program for PNREC 2018 is now available. We hope to see you in Tacoma!

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2018 Call for Papers / Abstracts

The deadline for panel / paper / poster submission is Thursday February 22, 2018. A preliminary program will be announced no later than Thursday March 22, 2018.

2018 Location Announced

The 52nd annual Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference will be held at Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma, May 22-24, 2018. The boutique hotel features a world-class art collection, including glass art from around the globe. Hotel Murano is situated in the city center, just a short walk from the Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Glass, The Chihuly Bridge of Glass, and the Washington State History Museum, and only 10 minutes to the LeMay Car Museum by light rail. Tacoma boasts a vibrant and walkable downtown, with no shortage of restaurants, culture and history. Come join us! More information at http://www.traveltacoma.com/regions/tacoma/

PNREC 2017 at the Riverhouse Hotel in Bend, Oregon.

The 51st annual Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference will be held at the Riverhouse Hotel in Bend, Oregon, May 23-25, 2017. The newly remodeled Riverhouse Hotel is located on the banks of the Deschutes River less than 2 miles away from Bend’s historic downtown area. For more information, visit the Riverhouse Hotel’s webpage at www.riverhouse.com/rooms.

PNREC Has a New Website

After a recent rebranding effort, the Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference (PNREC) has launched a new website at www.pnrec.org. The new website features a new design and conference logo, an extensive archive of past conference materials/presentations and links to the PNREC Facebook page and twitter feed.





PNREC 2018 will be in Tacoma, WA, May 22-24, 2018, Hotel Murano, Tacoma, Washington

The 52nd annual Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference will be held at Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma, May 22-24, 2018. The boutique hotel features a world-class art collection, including glass art from around the globe. Hotel Murano is situated in the city center, just a short walk from the Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Glass, The Chihuly Bridge of Glass, and the Washington State History Museum, and only 10 minutes to the LeMay Car Museum by light rail. Tacoma boasts a vibrant and walkable downtown, with no shortage of restaurants, culture and history. Come join us! More information at http://www.traveltacoma.com/regions/tacoma/

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We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers for 2018:

Dr. Arun Raha Dr. Arun Raha will deliver the National Outlook at the 2018 PNREC. Dr. Raha is a Vice President and Chief Economist for Eaton. He is responsible for the company's global macroeconomic forecast as well as forecasts of Eaton's global primary markets. His previous positions at Eaton have been as senior economist, manager, and most recently, as director of economic analysis. Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion.

Dr. Raha has also served as the chief economist for the State of Washington, where he was involved in economic and financial analysis with particular focus on state revenue and budget forecasting, serving as advisor to the state's governor and legislature on economic and fiscal issues.

In addition to his Eaton and Washington experience, Arun has held management positions in analytics and forecasting with Swiss Reinsurance, and with WEFA, Inc. (predecessor of IHS Global Insight) where he was director of the Asia Service. Arun holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Washington State University, an MA in Economics from The Delhi School of Economics, and a BA (Honours) in Economics from Hindu College, University of Delhi.

Arun has won the Wall Street Journal's forecasting award twice – in 2005 and most recently in 2013. Arun has also won The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's top overall forecast prize for the year in 2008. Arun serves on the Ohio Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors and is a member of the Board of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).




Dr. Dan Rickman Dr. Dan Rickman will deliver a keynote lecture on Environmental Amenities and Energy Policy in the Northwest. Dr. Rickman is Regents Professor of Economics at Oklahoma State University, where he also serves as the Director of the Center for Applied Economic Research. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Wyoming and was previously employed at Regional Economic Models, Inc., University of Nevada-Las Vegas and Georgia Southern University. His research interests include regional migration, regional economic growth and development, and regional economic modeling for forecasting and policy analysis. He has published extensively in academic economics and regional science journals. He is Co-Editor of Growth and Change and serves on the editorial boards of several other regional science journals. Other professional service includes serving on the Advisory Board of the Regional Research Institute at West Virginia University and as President of the North American Regional Science Council during 2016.



The breakfast keynote on May 24 features Jacob Vigdor, a member of the Seattle Minimum Wage Study at the University of Washington, and Michael Reich, Chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the University of California, Berkeley. They have each studied and published research about the effects of the Seattle Minimum Wage, reaching different conclusions. Reich and Vigdor will share a stage to discuss their findings, research approaches and some of the challenges associated with minimum wage research.

Jacob Vigdor Jacob Vigdor is the Daniel J. Evans Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. He has published extensively in the fields of labor economics, public finance, housing economics, the economics of education, and urban economics. Since 2014 he has served as the director of the Seattle Minimum Wage Study. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a B.S. in Policy Analysis from Cornell University.

Michael Reich

Michael Reich is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and Chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics (CWED) at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as Director of Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment from 2004 to 2015. Reich received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard. His research publications cover numerous areas of labor economics and political economy, including the economics of racial inequality, the analysis of labor market segmentation, historical stages in U.S. labor markets and social structures of accumulation, high performance workplaces, union-management cooperation, Japanese labor-management systems, living wages and minimum wages.



PNREC 2018 Conference Committee Contacts:

Dr. Anneliese Vance-Sherman
(Conference Chair)

Washington Employment Security Department
Tel: (425) 258-6315
Mobile: (360) 630-1232
avancesherman@esd.wa.gov
Dr. William Beyers
(Program Chair)

University of Washington,
Department of Geography

Tel: (206) 935-6282
beyers@u.washington.edu
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