Jed Kolko is Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs. In this position, Kolko coordinates economic analysis for the Commerce Department and provides direction and oversight for the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Chief Economist in the Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs.
Before joining the Commerce Department, Kolko served as chief economist at Indeed, a global jobs site, and Trulia, an online real-estate firm in the United States. Kolko also served on the boards of directors of the National Association for Business Economics and the California Budget and Policy Center. His research spans employment, housing, local economic development, and technology issues. He received his A.B. in social studies and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.