Dr. Tom Potiowsky




Role: Director of Northwest Economic Research Center


Education: BA - Ohio University, MA & PhD - University of Colorado


Experience: Dr. Potiowsky is the chair of the Economics Department at PSU and was the Co-Director of the Applied Economics Research Group. Tom was appointed as State Economist in 1999 through 2006 and again in 2008 through 2011. He brings years of experience taking complicated economic analysis and results, and turning it into a meaningful, understandable presentation for policymakers and stakeholders. He has also published many articles for trade magazines, articles for edited books, conference proceedings, and selections of conference paper presentations. 


Interests: Dr. Potiowsky is a member of the American Economics Association. He also serves on the Board for the Oregon Council on Economic Education. Tom loves to take walks with his wife at the beach and wishes he could find time to golf and white-water kayak.