Nela Richardson is the Chief Economist of Redfin, the customer-first real estate brokerage, where she leads housing research. Nela is also a frequent guest expert on housing and economic issues for local and national media including CNN, Bloomberg, BBC, CNBC, CSPAN, APM's "Marketplace", and NPR. Nela joined Redfin most recently from Bloomberg LP, where she was a Senior Economist with Bloomberg Government. She is a former research economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and was a member of the CFTC's Dodd-Frank financial reform rulemaking team. Prior to her work at the CFTC, Nela was a researcher at Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, a senior economist at Freddie Mac and a graduate intern at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Nela has taught economics and finance courses at both the University of Maryland and the John Hopkins Carey School of Business. She received a PhD from the University of Maryland and has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University.
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