News and Events
MCRSA – Congratulations to David Kay, the President of MCRSA
Greg Alward represented the University of Idaho & the Alward Institute and David Kay represented
the Alward Institute & Wells Fargo Bank, and at the 49th Mid-Continent Regional Science Association
meeting in Kansas City, Missouri June 6-8, 2018. Greg Alward presented his paper " Building Better
Social Accounts for Agriculture and Natural Resource Contribution Studies ", and David Kay
presented “Estimating Sales Tax Impacts with Regional I‐O Models” by Brian Lewandowski,
University of Colorado (also serves on the Alward Institute Scientific Advisory Board), Gregory S.
Alward, University of Idaho & Alward Institute, R. Garth Taylor, University of Idaho, and David Kay, Wells Fargo Bank & Alward Institute. Andrew Schreiber, US Environmental Protection Agency and
Research Associate of the Alward Institute presented “blueNOTE: National Open source Tools for
General Equilibrium Analysis”.
Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference (PNREC) – Tacoma, WA – .
Greg Alward and Philip Watson representing the University of Idaho attended and presented.
Agricultural Applied Economics Association - Washington, D.C. 2018. Winfree, J. and Philip Watson represented the University of Idaho (is a member of the Alward Institute Board of Directors and leads the Scientific Advisory Board) presented Buy Local and Social Interactions.
Western Agriculture Economics Association - Anchorage, Alaska 2018. Maas, A. and Philip Watson represented the University of Idaho and presented Distributing Wealth to the Wealthy: A Parking Story.
NARSC 2017 Annual Meeting
- To present a program of professional papers, panels and symposia that relate to regional economics.
- To enable distinguished regional scientists and policy analysts from elsewhere to play a featured role at the Conference.
- To provide a forum for those from academia, business, and government to meet and interact professionally.
- To introduce and share current regional economic research with students, business and community leaders.
16th Annual Foresters Forum– Promoting Professional Growth in the Forest Products Industry - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, February 8-10, 2017.
Dr. Greg Alward and Dr. Dennis Becker, represented the Policy Analysis Group at the University of Idaho - Department of Natural Resource and Society. The Forum was dedicated to providing professional foresters the opportunity to focus on their professions, learn new ideas techniques & technologies and share information.
Greg Alward and David Kay of the Alward Institute for Collaborative Science presented a paper about the Market Opportunities for Michigan's Wood Products and Structural Path Analysis. Greg also served as a session monitor at the highly successful Association for University Business and Ecomonic Resarch (AUBER) 2016 Conference. The event took place October 22-25, 2015 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The AUBER 2016 Conference explored the theme of “Local Heroes: Understanding Regional Supply Chains and Economic Development” drawing on the example of the Northwest Arkansas economy, home to Walmart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt Transportation. The meeting focused on economic data solutions, best practices for regional indicators, developments in economic impact modeling and the secrets to running a successful regional business and economic center.