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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


2019 Call for Papers / Abstracts

The deadline for panel / paper / poster submission is Friday, February 22, 2019. A preliminary program will be announced no later than Friday, March 22, 2019.



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!


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

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