Economists will discuss whether the new Pacific Northwest economy is leaner, meaner and greener during the 2012 Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference to take place May 17 and 18 at the Westin Hotel in Seattle.
Topics include the North American economic outlook, implications of rising income disparity on U.S. economic development, cross border issues concerning coal terminals and pipelines, regional labor markets, Washington and British Columbia ferry financing, the wine industry, the new census bureau regional data center at UW, energy and reclamation, road tolling and the housing market.
Key speakers include David Altig of the Federal Reserve Board, Mark Partridge of Ohio State University, Simon Kennedy of Industry Canada, Ron Jarmin of the US Census Bureau, and Peter B. Nelson of Middlebury College, Vermont.
Registration information is available at http://www.pnrec.org/.
PNREC is a non-profit organization established to promote research and education on the economy of the Northwest states and western Canada. It has provided a forum for economists from government, academia and private business to meet and share ideas for 45 years.