The PNREC Board of Directors is comprised of economists and regional analysts from the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. They represent a cross section of professionals from academia, business, government, and consulting organizations in both countries.
Mr. Chris Lawless, President, BC Investment Management Corporation
Dr. Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Vice President, Washington State Employment Security Department
Mr. Nick Beleiciks, Secretary, Oregon Employment Department
Dr. Terry Morlan, Treasurer, Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Retired)
Mr. Scott Bailey, Washington Employment Security Department
Mr. Patrick Balducci, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dr. Patrick Barkey, University of Montana
Dr. C. Scott Benson, Department of Economics, Idaho State University
Dr. William Beyers, University of Washington
Dr. Andrew Cassey, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University
Dr. Roger Coupal, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wyoming
Ms. Carol Frketich, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Dr. Hart Hodges, Center for Economic and Business Research, Western Washington University
Mr. Massoud Jourabchi, Northwest Power and Conservation Council
Dr. Steve Lerch, Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, State of Washington
Ms. Becky Knudson, Oregon Department of Transportation
Mr. Mark McMullen, Office of Economic Analysis, State of Oregon
Dr. Riley Moore, School of Business, Saint Martins University
Dr. Tom Potiowsky, Department of Economics, Portland State University
Dr. Gary W. Smith, Pacific NW Regional Economic Analysis Project, Central Washington University
Dr. Phil Watson, University of Idaho
Board of Directors’ Materials (Board access only)
FINAL 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/
PNREC 2017 at the Riverhouse Hotel in Bend, Oregon.
The 51st annual Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference will be held at the Riverhouse Hotel in Bend, Oregon, May 23-25, 2017. The newly remodeled Riverhouse Hotel is located on the banks of the Deschutes River less than 2 miles away from Bend’s historic downtown area. For more information, visit the Riverhouse Hotel’s webpage at www.riverhouse.com/rooms.
PNREC Has a New Website
After a recent rebranding effort, the Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference (PNREC) has launched a new website at www.pnrec.org. The new website features a new design and conference logo, an extensive archive of past conference materials/presentations and links to the PNREC Facebook page and twitter feed.