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The Economic Policy Research Center is a forum for economic policy discussions vital to the Northwest.  The purpose is to engage public and private sector stakeholders with University of Washington faculty to clarify and improve economic content of public policy.

Economic policy affects diverse regional constituencies.  The center seeks multidisciplinary alliances with Research Fellows to broaden its perspective.  The Center is a resource to the region, providing access to policy design solutions for researchers and practitioners alike.

Conferences and Round Tables

The Economic Policy Research Center sponsors conferences and round table discussions on specific issues to engage in discussions of economic aspects of public policy from multi-disciplinary, academic, private and public sector perspectives.

Economic Data Archive

The Data Archive aims to provide one-stop shopping for Washington State economic data. 

Economic Policy Briefings 

The Economic Policy Research Center publishes concise briefs on specific topics concerning the performance of the regional economy. Briefs are intended to ensure the broad dissemination of important policy analysis.


Research Fellows

  • Bobbie Berkowitz, Chair and Professor, Department of Psychosocial & Community Health, School of Nursing
  • Dick Conway, President, Dick Conway & Associates
  • Clark Johnson, Research Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Sean O'Connor, Associate Professor, School of Law
  • Ira Rubinstein, Senior Fellow, NYU Law School, Information Law Institute
  • Kriss Sjoblom, Vice President, Research, Washington Research Council
  • Gregory Tassey, Senior Economist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), US Department of Commerce
  • Pierre de Vries, Senior Fellow, Annenberg Center for Communication, USC
  • Deborah Ward, Associate Professor, Department of Psychosocial & Community Health, School of Nursing


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