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Past PNREC Conferences

Conferences in the 1970s


Vancouver, British Columbia

Featured Speakers:
  • Robert Triffin
    Yale University
  • David Slater
    Economic Council of Canada
Issaquah, Washington

Featured Speakers:
  • Otto Eckstein
    Data Resources, Inc.
  • William Burke
    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Eugene, Oregon

Featured Speakers:
  • Charles P. Kindleberger
    Massachusettes Institute of Technology
Victoria, British Columbia

Featured Speakers:
  • Charles Leven
    Washington University, St. Louis
  • Harry Johnson
    University of Chicago
  • Wendy Holm
    Anti-Inflation Board, Government of Canada
Portland, Oregon

Featured Speakers:
  • John Balles
    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Catherine Bedell Smith
    US Tariff Commission
  • John Meyer
    National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Wassily Leontief
    Harvard University


FINAL Program Now Available

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


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

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

PNREC Has a New Website

After a recent rebranding effort, the Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference (PNREC) has launched a new website at 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.

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