Ivana Wang

headshot of Ivana Wang with Milken Institute's Center for Regional Economics

Ivana Wang

Senior Associate, Center for Regional Economics.
headshot of Ivana Wang with Milken Institute's Center for Regional Economics

Ivana Wang is a policy analyst at the Milken Institute’s Center for Regional Economics. Her research work focuses on place-based investment, economic development strategies, and workforce development. Prior to the Milken Institute, Wang worked as a research associate at the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Economic Development, where she analyzed regional challenges and strategies to sustain advanced manufacturing in Southern California. She holds a master’s in public administration from USC, where her graduate research included developing national policies on school violence prevention and incentivizing resilient infrastructure technology adoption. Her research interests span a variety of topics connected by systems improvement through program design, evaluation, and behavioral insight. Wang holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine University, where she specialized in experimental and industrial-organizational applications.

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