Director of Economic Research, Zillow
Skylar Olsen is the director of economic research at Zillow. She joined Zillow in the summer of 2012, building a team that investigates housing markets all across the country and the importance of place in economic outcomes. Dr. Olsen and the work of her team is often quoted in newspapers and featured on news and radio programs across the country. In April of 2019, Dr. Olsen testified before Congress’ Housing Financial Services Committee on the topic of fair housing. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington, specializing in econometrics and environmental economics, and was honored for teaching excellence by the University of Washington.