Jun Zhu is a senior research associate in the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She designs and conducts quantitative studies of housing finance trends, challenges, and policy issues.
Before joining Urban, Zhu worked as a senior economist in the Office of the Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, where she conducted research on the mortgage and housing markets, including default and prepayment modeling. She was also a consultant to the Treasury Department on housing and mortgage modification issues.
Zhu received her PhD in real estate from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2011.