Adam Sacks is the founder and Managing Director of Tourism Economics; an Oxford Economics company dedicated to analytically-based consulting to the tourism sector. Over the past thirteen years, Adam has conducted and managed millions of dollars of relevant economic consulting.
On the public sector side, Adam has worked with dozens of national, provincial/state and local tourism offices throughout the world. He is an authority on measuring the economic impact of tourism activity – both broadly and for specific initiatives and projects. He has advised destinations on tourism investment policy, the effects of proposed entry procedures, tourism taxation, and marketing strategies. He has provided numerous destinations with analysis on market positioning and emerging opportunities.
Adam has consulted with multi-national hotel chains, airlines, aircraft manufacturers, theme parks, resort developers, and retail operators to measure current and future market opportunities. He has presented to numerous corporate strategic planning teams on the threats and opportunities facing their businesses within the projected travel and economic climate. He is an expert in developing custom systems for quantifying relevant tourism market segments and tracking the competitive landscape for clients. Adam has developed tourism forecasting models with unrivalled track records.
Adam is a regular conference speaker on issues related to tourism market analysis, the economic impact of tourism and the outlook and risks to tourism demand.
Pablo has been a senior economist at Oxford Economics since 2001, working as part of the macroeconomic team. He is responsible for the analysis and forecast of the Latin American economies. Pablo has also been managing a series of consultancy projects related to the tourist sector, including the development Tourism Satellite Accounts for a number of countries and regions. He is co-creator of the Oxford Latin American Economic History Database (OxLAD), a comprehensive dataset covering twenty countries in the region for the period 1900-2000.
Pablo has a D.Phil. in Economics and a M.Sc. in Development Economics from the University of Oxford. He also has an undergraduate degree in System Engineering from the Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela. Before joining OEF he was research fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, where he worked on issues related to developing countries. He is fluent in English and Spanish and has an intermediate level of Portuguese.
Keith Edmonds is a senior economist at Oxford Economics, working as part of its international industries team, analysing global trends in the motor vehicle and high-tech sectors as well as the tourism sector, whilst also covering macroeconomic trends in Mexico and Chile. He has led Oxford Economics’ work on a wide array of consultancy projects, including the production of detailed Tourism Satellite Accounts, models for particular industries and studies of charity legacy income. He also coordinates Oxford Economics’ annual forecast for the global tourism industry which covers 175 countries.
Prior to joining Oxford Economics in June 2001, Keith worked as a professional economist for fifteen years in London, mainly in City investment banks, and was deputy head of research at the Japanese bank Mizuho International (formerly the Industrial Bank of Japan) from 1994-2000 and a senior economist at NatWest Markets (from 1989-94). His primary focus was on forecasting European economic and monetary developments, in particular analysing the development of Europe’s single currency and enlargement projects.
Keith was educated in 1979-82 at King’s College, Cambridge, England, where he gained an upper second class degree in Economics; and in 1982-83 at the University of Sussex, England, where he achieved an MA in Development Economics. He then spent 1983-85 working in Uganda’s Ministry of Planning and Economic Development in Kampala and has maintained an interest in Africa subsequently through several vacations there.
David Goodger is a senior economist within Oxford Economics’ Tourism Economics division, and is primarily responsible for developing and maintaining the global model of tourism flows and spending covering around 175 origins and destinations. He also takes an active role in consultancy work and has recently contributed to projects to help destinations in identifying key origin markets.
Since joining Oxford Economics in 2000, David Goodger has been involved in the full range of forecasting and modelling activities. He has worked within both the macroeconomic and industrial forecasting teams, contributing to regular reports as well as client specific studies and ongoing model development. More recently David has worked within the consultancy division, with an emphasis on the energy sector and analysis of carbon abatement policies.
David was educated at the University of Bristol, England, where he gained a first class degree in Economics with Statistics; and at the London School of Economics and Political Science, England, where he graduated with an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics.
“I wish to thank you for the excellent work you performed … in terms of the degree of analysis, and especially the recommendations flowing from them. We obviously went well beyond the initial agreed scope …and your assessment there was quite useful to us.”
David Johnson Bahamas Ministry of Tourism