Dick has been an economist and forecaster for business and
government since 1981, when he founded Dick Conway &
Associates. His clients have included The Boeing Company,
State of Washington, Seattle City Light, Weyerhaeuser Company,
Puget Sound Regional Council, Murray Franklyn Family of
Companies, King County Metro, Microsoft Corporation, Port of
Seattle, Puget Sound Energy, City of Seattle, and John L. Scott Real
Dick has a B.S. in engineering from Stanford University, an M.B.A.
in business economics from the University of Washington, and a
Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied
regional economics. He has developed a national reputation for his
research on regional forecasting methods, having written more than
twenty articles on the subject in economic journals and books. He is
Associate Editor of the International Regional Science Review and
past Associate Editor of the Journal of Regional Science.
He is Affiliate Associate Professor of Geography at the University of
Washington, where he has taught courses in regional analysis,
macroeconomics, and international trade and transportation. Dick is
a member of the Washington State Governor's Council of Economic
Advisors, the Western Blue Chip Panel of Economic Forecasters, and the Washington State Economic Climate Study
Advisory Board. He was also a member of the Washington State Tax Structure Committee.
As a result of his continuing interest in tax policy, Dick recently completed a comprehensive analysis of
the Washington state and local tax system. The results are published in two papers: "Washington State and Local
Tax System: Dysfunction and Reform" and "Washington State and Local Tax System: Myths and Facts."
Washington State and Local Tax System Dysfunction and Reform
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