Conferences in the 2010s
2019 - "Pacific Northwest Economic Drivers: Changing Tides or Smooth Sailing?"
Chair - Nick Beleiciks
2018 - "Pacific Northwest Economic Drivers: Forces Reshaping the Region’s Economy
- Heidi Crawford and Andrew Hait, U.S. Census Bureau
- Cliff Woodruff, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
- Cameron Luther (REMI), Aaron McGregor (AECOM), and
Marley Buchman (EcoNW)
Chair - Ms. Anneliese Vance-Sherman
2017 - "Regions in Transition"
- Dr. Arun Raha,
Vice President and Chief Economist for Eaton, National Economic Outlook
- Dr. Dan Rickman,
Regents Professor of Economics at Oklahoma State University, Natural Amenities, the Energy Boom and Economic Growth in the US Continental Northwest
- Jacob Vigdor,
the Daniel J. Evans Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington, Seattle Minimum Wage Research
- Michael Reich, Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and Chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics (CWED) at the University of California, Berkeley
Chair - Patrick Balducci, PNREC President
2016 - "50 years of economic transformation in the Pacific NW"
- Dr. Svenja Gudell,
Chief Economist at Zillow
- Dr. Sandy Dall'Erba,
Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics and Associate Director of the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Mark McMullen,
State Economist and Director of Economic Analysis, State of Oregon
Chair - Scott Bailey, Washington State Employment Security Department
2015 - "Challenges and Opportunities in the Pacific Northwest"
- Ed Glaeser,
- Greg Daco,
- John Mitchell,
- Tim Leavitt,
Mayor of Vancouver, Washington
Chairs: Hart Hodges and James McCafferty, Western Washington University
2014 - "Managing Risk and Building for the Future in an Era of Uncertainty"
- Duncan Meldrum,
- Tim Wojan,
U. S. Department of Agriculture
- Ashby Monk,
- Peter MacConnachie,
- Jean-Claude Thill,
University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Chairs: Tom Potiowsky, Portland State University and Paul Storer, Western Washington University
2013 - "Regional Competitiveness in the Global Economy"
- David Wyss,
- Michael L. Wilson,
Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
- Elliot Mainzer,
Bonneville Power Administration
- Dick Conway,
Conway and Associates
Chairs: David Bunting and Kelley Cullen, Eastern Washington University
2012 - "The New Northwest Economy: Leaner, Meaner, Greener?"
- Geoffrey Paulin,
Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Patrick Newport,
IHS Global Insight
- Joel Kotkin,
- Peter Hall,
Export Development Canada
- David Allen Plane,
University of Arizona
Chairs: Bill Beyers, University of Washington and Lorrie Brown, Washington OFM
2011 - "Green and Global in the Garden City"
- Ron Jarmin, Shawn Klimek, and Brian Holly,
U.S. Census Bureau
- David Altig,
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
- Simon Kennedy,
- Mark Partridge,
Ohio State University
- Peter B. Nelson,
Victoria, British Columbia
Chairs: Carol Frketich, CMHC, and Chris Lawless, BCIMC
2010 - "Opportunities and Challenges in the Pacific Northwest Hinterlands"
- Douglas Porter,
BMO Capital Markets
- Yves Smith,
- Andre Plourde,
University of Alberta
- Dean Fortin,
Mayor, City of Victoria
- James Boutilier,
- Tom Hutton,
University of British Coumbia
Chairs: Patrick Barkey and Jim Sylvester, University of Montana
- Nigel Gault,
- Mike Scott,
Battelle Pacific Northwest Division
- Honorable John Engen,
Mayor, City of Missoula
- John Cromartie,
Economic Research Service
2023 PNREC Keynote Speakers Announced:
Call for Abstracts
Please send your abstract submissions to Anneliese Vance-Sherman and Scott Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 24, 2023.
>> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS INFORMATION
Washington State University Vancouver is looking for a part-time faculty member who could teach ECON 101: Fundamentals of Microeconomics in Fall 2022 (Aug. 15-Dec. 20) on the Vancouver (WA) campus.
Required qualifications are having a master's or Ph.D. in economics. Please contact Yoshie Sano at Yoshie_sano@wsu.edu if you are interested.
Navigating COVID-19 and Climate Disruption
in the Pacific Northwest
May 23-25, 2022
The final program for the 2022 Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference has been posted. We look forward to seeing all our speakers in Hood River, OR May 23-25.
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