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Dr. Zachary Fone

Assistant Professor & Analyst

Department of Economics & Geosciences

Dr. Fone
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Dr. Zach Fone is an Assistant Professor and Analyst for the Office of Labor and Economic Analysis (OLEA). His main interests in research and teaching are within applied microeconomics and policy analysis, in the topic areas of health, crime, labor, public, and sports economics.

A native of Maine, Zach has learned to appreciate the scenery and recreational activities that the American West provides, having spent time in Montana and now Colorado. Outside of his professional pursuits, Zach enjoys watching and playing sports, hiking, and learning new skills.


Ph.D., Economics, University of New Hampshire (2020)

M.A., Economics, University of New Hampshire (2016)

B.S., Economics, University of New Hampshire (2015)

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor and Analyst, Office of Labor and Economic Analysis, U.S. Air Force Academy (2022-present)

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Initiative for Regulation and Applied Economic Analysis, Montana State University (2020-2022)

Research and Scholarly Interests

Program Evaluation, Health Economics, Economics of Crime, Labor Economics, Public Economics, and Sports Economics


“You Booze, You Lose? Spillovers to Crime from Alcohol Sales at College Football Games.” Forthcoming. Journal of Sports Economics.

“Did the Dependent Coverage Mandate Reduce Crime?” Forthcoming. (with Andrew I. Friedson, Brandy J. Lipton, and Joseph J. Sabia). The Journal of Law and Economics.