Jeremy Sage, Ph.D.

Jeremy Sage, Ph.D.

Director of Economics and Tourism Research

Jeremy specializes in tourism & recreation economics, visitor use management, regional economic analysis, as well as survey development, deployment, and analysis. He brings more than ten years of post-Ph.D. experience in socioeconomic-based actionable research. As an economic geographer by training, he approaches his projects through a lens of all things being connected through space; whether this is through the sharing of physical land or economic interdependency.

Jeremy currently leads multiple projects under the National Park Service’s nationwide socioeconomic research contract, including those that seek to place economic and social value on lands, and wildlife. Additionally, he leads projects involving Market Assessment and Planning of tourism and recreation regions, assets, and investments.

Prior to coming to RRC in 2022, Jeremy led the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana, where he directed annual projects to estimate statewide visitor spending and profiles, as well as an assortment of niche tourism studies. He also spent time as the Associate Director of the Freight Policy Transportation Institute at Washington State University, conducting infrastructure investment studies for several State Departments of Transportation and the USDA.

Jeremy holds an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. (Economics, Geography, and Rural Sociology) from Washington State University, an M.S. in Human Dimension of Ecosystem Science and Management from Utah State University, and a B.S. in Ecology from Washington State University. Jeremy is a firm believer that research is ‘me-search’, thus his draw to all things outdoor recreation, living in Missoula, Montana, and 40+ triathlons. Go Cougs!

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