Issi Romem is the founder of MetroSight and a fellow at the Terner Center for Housing Innovation

He was formerly chief economist at Trulia & BuildZoom. He researches and writes about housing and cities for a lay audience. His work has been featured in major publications including The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Atlantic and many more. He has also consulted for Apartment List and for the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.

Issi earned a PhD in economics at UC Berkeley, where he intermittently teaches econometrics as adjunct faculty. He earned Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from The Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University.