Dr. Skylar Olsen was a foundational member of Zillow Economic Research, and her return to Zillow in July, 2022 strengthens that team of economists and analysts who provide unbiased data and analyses about the housing market to inform policymakers, journalists, academics and consumers.

Skylar was at Zillow from 2012 to 2020, most recently as senior principal economist. In the past two years, she’s built and supported public-facing economic and data programs in Prop/FinTech through Reimagine Economics, a consultancy she founded, and was head of economics at Tomo, a digital mortgage startup. She earned her PhD in economics from the University of Washington, where she now teaches real estate evolution and disruption.