Jed Kolko, Chief Economist
and VP of Analytics, oversees Trulia's research programs.
Applying a background in economic development and research methods, he
transforms real estate data, economic trends, and public policy debate
into digestible insights for home buyers, sellers and renters. In Jed's
prior role as Associate Director and Research Fellow at the Public
Policy Institute of California, he led research projects and advised
policymakers and business leaders on economic, housing and technology
policies. Before his work at PPIC, Jed directed Forrester Research's
consumer-technology market research, advising corporate executives on
technology adoption and demand. Jed has also held positions at the
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (now FHFA), the World
Bank and the Progressive Policy Institute.
Jed earned his A.B. in social studies and his Ph.D. in economics at