Skylar Olsen

Chief Economist

Dr. Skylar Olsen joined Zillow in 2012 as a foundational member of Zillow Economic Research, a team of economists and analysts who provide unbiased data and analyses about the housing market to inform policymakers, journalists, academics and consumers.

In 2020, Dr. Olsen left Zillow to found the consultancy Reimagine Economics, where she built and supported public-facing economic and data programs in Prop/FinTech and was head of economics at Tomo, a digital mortgage startup. She returned to Zillow in 2022 as Chief Economist. She earned her PhD in economics from the University of Washington, and also teaches Real Estate Evolution and Disruption there.

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