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2014 Program

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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

ECONorthwest

NW Natural

Washington State Employees Credit Union

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Past Conference Archives

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PNREC 2012 Presentations

Copies of plenary session presentations are available directly from this page by clicking on the presenter’s name. Presentations for most concurrent sessions are available by clicking on the name of the concurrent session.

Thursday May 17, 2012

8-10 am Opening Plenary,
UW Census Bureau Research Data Center
10:30-noon Concurrent Sessions 1-4:
- 1. Composition of Personal Income in the Northwest
- 2. Pipelines & Energy Security of Supply and Demand
- 3. Agriculture and Forest Economics
- 4. Education and Economic Development

noon–1:30 Lunch and North American Outlook,
David Altig (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)
1:30-3:00 Concurrent Sessions 5-8:
- 5. Exporting Coal: Costs and Benefits
- 6. Pacific NW Labor Markets
- 7. Federal Transportation Issues
- 8. Forecasting Recessions – or Not
3:30-5:00 Concurrent Sessions 9-12:
- 9. Oil Market Forecast
- 10. Creating Fiscally Sustainable Ferry Systems
- 11. Pacific Northwest Wine Industry
- 12. Economists in the Private Sector.

Friday May 18, 2012

7:45–8:15am Breakfast featuring guest speaker Simon Kennedy, Industry Canada (No Powerpoint Presentation)
8:15-10:15am Pacific Northwest Regional Outlook
- Steve Lerch, Washington
- Tom Potiowsky, Oregon
- Chris Lawless, British Columbia
- Roger Coupal, Wyoming
- Mike Ferguson, Idaho
- Neil Fried, Alaska
- Pat Barkey, Montana

10:30-noon Concurrent Sessions 13-16:
- 13. The Pacific Northwest Electrical System
- 14. Financial and Real Estate Markets
- 15. Economic Geography and Finance
- 16. Ecology, Energy, Health Care Economics

noon-1:30pm Lunch featuring guest speaker Mark Partridge, The Ohio State University.
Presentation Title: “What does Inequality really mean for Regional Economic Growth”
1:30-3:00 Concurrent Sessions 17-20:
- 17. Road Pricing in a Green Economy
- 18. Energy and Reclamation
- 19. What’s the Problem with State Budgets?
- 20. Trade and Immigration
3:30-5:00 Annual Charles M. Tiebout Lecture in honour of PNREC’s founder, featuring Peter B. Nelson, Middlebury College.
Presentation Title: “Linked Migration and Changing Rural Economies in the United States”