Geoff Lacher

Senior Economist

Geoff has been with Tourism Economic since 2015 and currently manages a variety of economic impact studies and the international travel databases.

Additionally, he performs DMO budget analyses, cost-benefit studies, event impact research, and other custom research projects. Geoff frequently speaks at association events and board meeting on topics including tourism’s economic impacts, international tourism flows, and best practices in tourism research. 

Prior to joining Tourism Economics, Geoff worked as an assistant professor at Arizona State University where he managed projects examining the economic impacts of tourism and consumer preferences while teaching classes on sustainable tourism and data analysis. 

Geoff received a BA from Emory University, an MS from Texas A&M University, and a PhD from Clemson University.

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