About Jed Kolko

Jed Kolko

Jed Kolko is Chief Economist at Indeed, the world’s #1 job site, where he leads the research division, the Hiring Lab. Previously he was Chief Economist and VP of Analytics at Trulia, the online real estate marketplace. He has also led research teams at the Public Policy Institute of California and at Forrester Research. Jed specializes in using large-scale proprietary and publicly available datasets to uncover insights about labor markets, the future of work, demographics, housing markets, and urban trends. He has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, FiveThirtyEight, Wonkblog, and Bloomberg View, and has authored a dozen academic articles. He earned his A.B. in Social Studies and his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University and lives in San Francisco.

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Recent Articles by Jed

The Geography of Economic Anxiety

How the economy looks depends on where you’re standing. Today some states and regions are booming while others are struggling. These local differences matter, not just for people who are looking to move to where the opportunities are, but also for policymakers trying to boost local economic opportunities

How the economy looks depends on where you’re standing. Today some states and regions are booming while others are struggling. These local differences matter, not just for people who are looking to move to where the opportunities are, but also for policymakers trying to boost local economic opportunities — and that means the geography of economic anxiety matters for Hillary …

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