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Conferences in the 1980s

1989 – “Human Resources and Economic Development”

Corvallis, Oregon

Featured Speakers:
  • Bob Buchannan
    Oregon Dept. of Economic Development
  • W. Lee Bawden
    Human Resource Policy Center, The Urban Institute
  • Senator Mark Hatfield
    U.S. Senator, State of Oregon
  • R. Scott Fosler
    Committee for Economic Development
  • Dr. Nathan Rosenberg
    Stanford University
  • Jerry Godshaw
    Wharton Econometric Forecasting Association
1988 – “The Location and Timing of Economic Development”
Boise, Idaho

Featured Speakers:
  • Charles Trabandt
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Chris Caton
    Data Resources, Inc.
  • Hon. Robert E. Smylie
    Former Governor, State of Idaho
  • Peter Johnson
    Former Administrator, Bonneville Power Administration
  • Jack Beebe
    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Glen Pulver
    University of Wisconsin
  • Hon. Bob Andrew
    Minister of Trade and Investment, Province of Saskatchewan
  • Jerry Jordan
    First Interstate Bancorp
1987 – “Restructuring the Pacific Northwest Economy”
Seattle, Washington

Featured Speakers:
  • Ronald E. Kutscher
    Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Glenn Pascall
    Columbia Group
  • C. Fred Bergsten
    Institute for International Economics
  • Nancy Rutledge
    National Council on Public Works
  • Benjamin Chinitz
    University of Lowell
  • Bruce R. Lippke
    Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates
1986
Missoula, Montana

Featured Speakers:
  • George Turman
    Lt. Governor, Montana
  • Edwin Coleman
    U.S. Dept. of Commerce
  • Jerry Jordan
    First Interstate Bank
1985
Portland, Oregon

Featured Speakers:
  • Jack Triplett
    Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Christopher Caton
    Data Resources, Inc.
  • Alan Rowe
    Canadian Consul, Seattle
  • Lawrence Krause
    Bookings Institution
  • Verle Johnston
    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
1984
Olympia, Washington

Featured Speakers:
  • Roger Brinner
    Data Resources, Inc.
1983
Bellingham, Washington

Featured Speakers:
  • Charles Cicchetti
    Madison Consulting Group
  • Bruce Yandle
    Federal Trade Commission
  • John R. Sharpe
    Consul General of Canada in Seattle
1981
Boise, Idaho

Featured Speakers:
  • Ed Moscovitch
    Data Resources, Inc.
  • Marion Clawson
    Resources for the Future
  • Sherwood Fawcett
    Battelle Pacific NW Laboratories
  • Larry Meyer
    Washington University, St. Louis
  • John Meyer
    Harvard University
1980
Portland, Oregon

Featured Speakers:
  • Jack Triplett
    Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Robert Eisenmenger
    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Walter Mead
    University of California, Santa Barbara
  • William Niskanen
    Ford Motor Company
  • Henry Wallich
    Federal Reserve Board
  • Emory Castle
    Resources for the Future


Announcements

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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Training Session Added to PNREC 2019

We are pleased to announce that at PNREC 2019 we will be offering a series of training sessions at no additional cost to conference participants on May 21st ($75 cost for attendees who do not register for PNREC.

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2019 Preliminary Program Now Available

The preliminary program for the 2019 Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference (PNREC) is now available! We are expecting more than 70 speakers with a diverse set of presentations organized around numerous topics relevant to the Pacific Northwest. Session titles include:
  • Housing and Homelessness in the Northwest: Policy Options and Evaluation
  • Coastal Workforce Challenges
  • Applications of Economic Impact Analysis in the Pacific Northwest
  • Modeling a Shifting Economy in the Pacific Northwest
  • Economic Impacts of Alcohol, Cannabis and Substance Abuse
  • Natural Resource Valuation
  • Residential and Commercial Buildings: Measuring Financial and Environmental Performance
  • Energy Storage Valuation and Analytics: Lessons, Methods and Models Resulting from Recent Experience at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Applied Methodologies in Ecological Economics
  • Pacific Northwest Tax Policy Issues
  • Economics of Morality: Economic Impacts of Illicit Crime and Social Responsibility in Consumer Behavior
  • Economy and Industry Performance Measures
  • Minimum Wage Policies and Income Trends in the Pacific Northwest
  • Economic Opportunity and Poverty in the Pacific Northwest
  • Building and Preserving Rural Economies
As always, the conference will wrap up with the Regional Outlook where economists from states throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada present economic forecasts. This year, we expect state and provincial forecasts to be presented for Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming,

> 2019 PROGRAM

2019 Call for Papers / Abstracts

The deadline for panel / paper / poster submission has been extended from February 22 to Friday, March 8, 2019. A preliminary program will be announced no later than Friday, March 22, 2019.

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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 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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