Svenja Gudell

Chief Economist, Indeed Inc

Svenja Gudell is the Chief Economist at Indeed, the #1 job site in the world, with over 250 million unique visitors per month. She oversees Indeed’s Economic Research Team - the Hiring Lab - which is a global team of economists and data scientists, leading the global labor market conversation. The team is recognized by a wide audience of media, policymakers and professionals for its impartial, data-driven insight into the labor market, the broader economy and the relationship between the two. All of the team’s work can be found at
Svenja currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Business Economics and serves as the Vice Chair of the Federal Economics Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC). Prior to joining Indeed, Svenja was Chief Economist at Zillow Group. Previously, Svenja worked on economic, financial and strategic consulting for Analysis Group, and was an assistant economist in the research group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Svenja has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Rochester, a master’s degree in economics from New York University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Rochester.

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