Zachary Sears


Zachary has more than 15 years of experience as a professional economist, with the last ten focused on the travel industry.

Zachary joined Tourism Economics from Moody’s Analytics where he performed regional analysis for U.S. states and metropolitan areas, and a broad range of industry analyses. His responsibilities included writing regular updates for subscription-based products, conducting econometric modeling, input-output impact modeling, report editing, and consulting services to public and private sector clients.  

Prior to Moody’s Analytics, he worked as a Research Economist for a New England-based economics consulting firm, Economic & Policy Resources, Inc. At EPR he was as a consulting economist for the Governor’s Administration covering tax revenues, and a wide range of industry economic impact studies. 

Zachary holds a BA in Justice from American University in Washington, DC, an MA in International Relations from Saint Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX, and an MS in Community Development and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont. He is currently pursuing a Phd in Economics at the University of New Hampshire, with a research focus on international and environmental economics. 

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