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2015 Call for Papers

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PNREC Partners

We would like to express our appreciation for the partners who provided financial support for PNREC in 2015 and in previous years:

Gold-level Partners:

Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle

Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Silver-level Partners:

Consulate General of Canada - Seattle


NW Natural

Washington State Employees Credit Union

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Panel: State and Provincial Forecasts


The plenary “State and Provincial Forecast” panel is a centerpiece of the PNREC conference. This year’s panel features seven prominent regional economists.

Confirmed Speakers

Caroline Schultz

Caroline Schultz, Alaska.

Caroline Schultz is an Economist in the Research & Analysis section of the Alaska Department of Labor.

Bob Fox

Bob Fox, Alberta.

Bob Fox is the Executive Vice President of Fox Consulting.

Chris Lawless

Chris Lawless, British Columbia.

Chris Lawless is the Chief Economist for the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation.

Nathaniel Clayville

Nathaniel Clayville, Idaho.

Nathaniel Clayville is an Economist in the Idaho Division of Financial Management.

Pat Barkey

Pat Barkey, Montana.

Pat Barkey is the Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana.

Mark McMullen

Mark McMullen, Oregon.

Mark McMullen is the Oregon State Economist.

Steve Lerch

Steve Lerch, Washington.

Steve Lerch is the Executive Director and Chief Economist of the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.

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Roger Coupal, Wyoming.

Roger Coupal is an Associate Professor and Department Head in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wyoming.

Derrick Hynes

Derrick Hynes, Yukon.

Derrick Hynes is Director of Business and Economic Research in the Department of Economic Development of the Government of Yukon.