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Program Overview

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Conference Registration

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Submission Instructions

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PNREC Partners

We would like to express our appreciation for the partners who provided financial support for PNREC in 2013 and in previous years:

Gold-level Partners: Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Silver-level Partners:

Consulate General of Canada - Seattle


NW Natural

Washington State Employees Credit Union

Support PNREC 2014

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Past Conference Archives

Click here for the complete PNREC 2013 program.

Click here for an HTML overview of the PNREC 2013 program with links to many presentations.

Click here for the Seattle 2012 program.

Click here for a link to PNREC 2012 presentations.

Click here for the Victoria 2011 program.

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.

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.

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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.

Steve Lerch

Steve Lerch, Washington.

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

Bob Fox

Bob Fox, Alberta.

Bob Fox is the Executive Vice President of Fox Consulting.