Issi Romem is the Chief Economist at Trulia. He leads Trulia’s Housing Economics Team, where he provides industry insights on both national and local housing market trends, demographic shifts and economic policies that impact buyers and renters. He is currently a fellow at the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also taught as an adjunct professor of economics. For more than four years, Issi served as the chief economist at BuildZoom, where he led research around metropolitan growth patterns, housing, construction trends and has been featured in major publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and more. Concurrent to his last role, Issi advised the Rentonomics team at Apartment List on economic methodology and previously worked at OnPoint Analytics as an economist. He earned his Master of Arts in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, graduating Magna Cum Laude, as well as a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.