Mischa Fisher is the Chief Economist for Angi Inc., including brands Angi (formerly Angie’s List) and HomeAdvisor, powered by Angi. In this role, he leads market research including consumer spending behavior, labor market dynamics and residential housing trends.
Prior to joining Angi, Fisher was Chief Economist and economic policy advisor to the Governor of Illinois, where he oversaw the state agencies responsible for economic development, employment security, housing, and professional licensing. Previously, he was a Deputy Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and a Legislative Director for the United States Congress in Washington D.C, focusing on financial markets, infrastructure, and technology policy.
Fisher’s research and insights have appeared in a wide range of popular and industry press including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Meet the Press, US News, Fox, and Forbes, among others. He has also spoken as an expert for elite institutions including the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the National Governors Association, Harvard University, and various industry specific organizations.
Fisher is an instructor in applied quantitative methods and statistics at Northwestern University, and a member of the American Economic Association and the National Association for Business Economics. He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.