Mar 22, 2013 · 12:30 PM
Speaker: Jed Kolko, Trulia
It’s not how big your data is; it’s what you can combine your data with. Trulia’s real-estate research combines unique data from our own site with data from government and other sources. This seminar will present examples of Trulia’s data mash-ups and talk about strategies for developing rich, full insights through mash-ups.
Jed Kolko, Chief Economist and Head of Analytics, oversees Trulia's research programs. Applying a background in economic development and research methods, he transforms real estate data, economic trends, and public policy debate into digestible insights for home buyers, sellers and renters. In Jed's prior role as Associate Director and Research Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, he led research projects and advised policymakers and business leaders on economic, housing and technology policies. Before his work at PPIC, Jed directed Forrester Research's consumer-technology market research, advising corporate executives on technology adoption and demand. Jed has also held positions at the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (now FHFA), the World Bank and the Progressive Policy Institute. Jed earned his A.B. in social studies and his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University.