Northwest Economic Research Center


NERC is under the College of Urban and Public Affairs. The Center fills a need for applied economic research in an academic setting in Oregon.

The Center focuses on economic research activities to support public policy and private objectives in the State of Oregon and the Greater Portland Metropolitan area. NERC collaborates with other centers and institutes at PSU where economic expertise and analytical methods are required to produce superior research. It specializes in modeling, data management, research, and analytical methods applicable to issues of urban and regional economic development.

The Center offers skills, capabilities, and expertise that are not currently available elsewhere in the region. The Institute's work is transparent and its analyses and reports are in the public domain. Check us out!