The Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference is a non-profit organization established to promote research and education on the economy of the Northwest states and western Canada. The objectives of the Conference are:
The Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference: 51 Years and Counting
- To present a program of professional papers, panels and symposia that relate to regional economics.
- To enable distinguished regional scientists and policy analysts from elsewhere to play a featured role at the Conference.
- To provide a forum for those from academia, business, and government to meet and interact professionally.
- To introduce and share current regional economic research with students, business and community leaders.
The three links below provide an overview of the past, present, and future of PNREC. The material in these links was written by Gus Mattersdorff, Chris Lawless and Patrick Balducci. Gus Mattersdorff, who passed away in 2012, was a past-executive secretary and director of PNREC and professor emeritus of economics, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon. Chris Lawless is a current PNREC director and Vice President, CABE director and past-president and chief economist, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, Victoria, BC. Patrick Balducci is the current PNREC President and a Chief Economist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Call for Abstract > SUBMIT ABSTRACT
The 54th annual Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference is seeking proposals for papers/presentations/panels that address topics such as those listed below (presenters can propose other topics not listed here):
Titles and abstracts (400 words or less) should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, we are pleased to offer a poster session. If you wish to present a poster, please clearly indicate so on your submission. Deadline for submission is Monday, February 17th.
- Agricultural diversification - food, wine, whisky, methanol...
- Impact of artificial intelligence on agriculture & resource industries
- Housing affordability and homelessness: big metros, little metros and rural
- Income inequality
- Impact of recent trade policy on the Pacific Northwest
- Transportation & logistics - moving goods and people
- Public policy - constraints/opportunities for growth & diversification
- Impact of climate change on the region's economy & industries
PNREC 2020 will be in Walla Walla, WA
Come join us in Walla Walla. Compare notes with your colleagues from across the Pacific Northwest as we explore how our local and regional economies have transformed over time. Sip a glass of locally-produced wine as we consider how these changes may lead to resilience or vulnerability in the next downturn. This year's lineup promises a compelling program of speakers, paper sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities with other economists and related professionals from the Pacific Northwest.
2019 Final Program
The final program for PNREC 2019 has been issued and be accessed below. It's an exciting slate of speakers covering a broad set of economic issues affecting the Pacific Northwest. We hope to see you in Seaside May 21-23.
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