Zachary Milne, Senior Economist & Research Analyst

Zachary Milne is the Senior Economist and Research Analyst for the Common Sense Institute AZ. Zachary works with the Arizona research team to craft important and thoughtful research concerning the Arizona economy.

Prior to CSI, Zachary attended Arizona State University, where he first attained a bachelor’s in economics and statistics, followed by a master’s degree in economics. Zachary has also worked in the Arizona Governor’s budget office, where he served as an economist. In this capacity he developed the state’s revenue forecasts, and advised a team of budget analysts on the creation of K-12 and Medicaid caseload figures for the State’s annual budget. He also advised the Executive policy and leadership teams on fiscal policy, and regularly presented detailed analyses on each of the dozens of tax bills introduced in the Arizona Legislature each year.

Zachary is originally from upstate New York, and is an enthusiastic NY Jets fan. He also served over eight years in the United States Air Force, and currently serves in the Arizona Air National Guard at the 161st Air Refueling Wing in Phoenix Arizona. He is a proud husband and father to four beautiful children.

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