Issi Romem is a fellow at the ADP Research Institute. He is also the founder of MetroSight and an affiliate of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at U.C. Berkeley. Before establishing MetroSight he served as Chief Economist of Trulia and Senior Director of Housing & Urban Economics at Zillow. His research and writing on metropolitan growth patterns, construction trends and housing have been featured in major publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and more. He regularly speaks at industry and research forums.
Prior to that, Issi served as Chief Economist of BuildZoom, advised the Rentonomics team at Apartment List, and worked as an economist at OnPoint Analytics and the Bay Area Council. He earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University, and a Ph.D. in economics from U.C. Berkeley, where he was advised by professors David Card (Nobel prize winner, 2021), Bob Helsley, and Enrico Moretti. He has taught econometrics as an adjunct professor in Berkeley’s economics department.