From: REMI Announcements
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: REMI 29th Annual Users' Conference: Judging Panel and Extended Call for Papers
Date: Wed Aug 20 22:18:51 MDT 2014

29th Annual Users' Conference:
Judging Panel and Extended Call for Papers

29th Annual Users' Conference
October 22 - 24
Nashville, Tennessee


As you may be aware, the annual REMI Users' Conference hosts a platform for sharing research, studies and ideas contributing to the advancement of economic development with the George I. Treyz Award for Excellence in Economic Analysis. We are excited to announce both our judging panel for 2014 and that we are extending the call for papers until August 29th.

The judging panel for the award will change every year, and will consist of experts from different disciplines within the industry of economic development. Entries will be judged on a solid criterion including: research, methodology, integration of the REMI model, concept/writing and the public benefit.

REMI is excited to announce the panel of judges for this year's award: Dr. Frederick Treyz, Dr. Richard Sims, and Cathy Carruthers. Each member of the judging panel has extensive experience with the REMI model. Without further adieu, REMI is pleased to provide a brief introduction to our 2014 judges:

  • Frederick Treyz
    Frederick R. Treyz, Ph.D., is CEO and the Chief Economist of Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI). Dr. Treyz holds a Ph.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania (1995), and a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University (1987). He has over fifteen years of experience in applied urban and regional economics, including work in transportation, productivity, tax analysis, and economic impact analysis. Publications include articles on interregional trade, transportation analysis, and utility restructuring.
  • Richard Sims
    Dr. Sims is the Chief Economist of the National Education Association. In that capacity, he works with various state education organizations, public officials and other public interest organizations on economic and fiscal policy issues. He previously served as: Policy Director for the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy; Director of Applied Economic Research at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia; Director of Taxation & Economic Policy for the Arkansas Legislature; Director of the Office of Economic Analysis for the Kentucky Legislature; and Senior U.S. Advisor to the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. Richard has a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Kentucky and has taught graduate courses at the University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the University of Georgia, and the University of Moldova. He has been a REMI user since 1986, and currently uses the fifty-state version of REMI.
  • Cathy Carruthers
    Cathy Carruthers is the President of ETR-US. She previously served as an energy economist for Tacoma Power and as a regulatory economist for the State of Washington. She has a Masters in Economics from the University of Washington.

Award Process
The Recipient of the award will be recognized at the Users' Conference and also on the REMI website.

All interested parties are welcome to apply for the award by completing the application abstract form and submitting a paper in accordance with the conference call for papers, due Friday, August 29th by 5:30 pm ET.

Please submit the abstract online here or request and return the application abstract forms by contacting Leah Jalbert.

Save the date and book your reservations now at:

Millennium Hotel Maxwell House Nashville
2025 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-259-4343

To take advantage of the special conference rate of $122/night, please mention the REMI conference by September 21st. To register for the conference, please click on the link in the sidebar.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Register Online

October 22 - October 24
Nashville, TN

Upcoming Events:

Webinar: Disruptive Business Models - Economic and Regulatory Questions
August 26 or 28, 2:00 PM EDT

Monthly Policy Luncheons
Washington, DC

REMI Seminars

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