In an effort to promote greater collaboration and develop support and feedback networks among researchers in labor economics, faculty from UW Economics and Portland State University (PSU) held a conference to share and support labor economics research in the Pacific Northwest.
All labor economists, or economists who use the methodology of labor economics, were invited to participate in "Pacific Northwest Labor Day". The free day-long conference was held on Friday, September 23rd in Savery Hall on the campus of UW Seattle. Interested people were invited to come for some or all of the conference.
Scholars from UW, the University of British Columbia, PSU, Oregon State University, and Seattle Univerity presented their research on topics such as labor markets, time allocation, health care reform, housing prices, and race and legal services. The full program is here.