Zachary T. Oliver

Research economist

Zachary Oliver


  • MA, Applied Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • BS, Business Administration, Boston University School of Management
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Zachary (Zack) Oliver is a research economist in our Innovation Economics practice. His research focuses broadly on innovation policy, economic and program evaluation, and economic development. He works across technology and industry sectors, exploring topics in biomedical innovation, advanced manufacturing, and regional economic development.

Mr. Oliver brings a balanced perspective to economic analysis derived from work experience in the private and nonprofit sectors along with government and education. During his tenure at RTI, he has worked with a range of clients including U.S. and foreign government agencies, industry associations, foundations, local governments, and multi-national companies.

Mr. Oliver’s research has been published in the Journal of Technology Transfer as well as various technical reports and for government agencies and other clients. He has presented his work at numerous conferences, including the International Association of Science Parks, the Technology Transfer Society, and the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference as well as at workshops such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology Seminar Series, the North Carolina Railroad’s Progress-in-Motion Annual Forum, and the National Association of Workforce Boards Annual Forum.