Zack Oliver is an economist in the Innovation Economics practice at RTI International (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina). His work focuses broadly on innovation policy, economic evaluation, and economic development. Zack works across technology and industry sectors, but his recently work has focused on biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship. Zack brings a balanced perspective to economic analysis which is based on a diverse set of work experiences prior to joining RTI including time teaching high school mathematics. In addition, 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. Zack holds a Masterís degree in applied economics and an undergraduate degree in business administration.