Charlotte Kesteven is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Regional Economics at the Milken Institute. Her research is centered on regional economic development, infrastructure, and workforce.
Prior to joining the Milken Institute, Kesteven worked as an economist at the Victorian Government Department of Treasury and Finance in Melbourne, Australia, where she advised the treasurer and other officials on education policy and workforce development issues. Kesteven has also worked as a consultant, conducting research in economic development, infrastructure, urban planning, and demographic forecasting for local, state, and federal government clients in Australia and New Zealand.
Kesteven received her master of economics from the University of New England (Australia) in 2015, where her research focused on the economic impacts of deregulation, particularly in relation to transportation industries. She also holds a bachelor of international business from the Australian National University, majoring in international business and Spanish.