Albers School of Business and Economics


Joe Elling

Director, Market Research

Company Description

APA is the largest trade association in the North American wood products industry. We support over 150 mills distributed throughout North America that manufacturer plywood, oriented strand board, I-Joists, glulam beams and other engineered wood-based building materials.

Employment History

I worked as an economist for 30 years at Weyerhaeuser Company, so a great deal of experience working in the manufacturing sector. 

Chief Economist, Employment Security Department, State of Washington, 2012-2013
Director of Markets and Economic Research at Weyerhaeuser Company, 1980-2011


BS, Economics, University of Minnesota
MA, Economics, University of Washington
Executive Leaderhip Program, Seattle University, member of 1998-99 cohort

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

On campus is fine. Given my work schedule, 6:30 or after. Preferred nights are Tu, We, Th. I can also do it on weekends. I can be flexible to accomodate the student.