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PNREC Objectives

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:
  • 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 Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference: 51 Years and Counting

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.


Announcements

SAVE THE DATE

Join us in Seaside, Oregon from May 21 to 23, 2019 for what promises to be a compelling line-up of speakers, panels, paper presentations, and poster sessions on the outlook, challenges, and opportunities across sectors, cities, and towns in the Pacific Northwest. PNREC 2019 will convene at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center. A range of hotel and other lodging options will be available at special conference rates, with links to registration information posted here later in 2018.

FINAL 2018 Program Now Available

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

> DOWNLOAD FINAL PROGRAM

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/




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