Misael Galdamez is a senior policy analyst at the Milken Institute’s Center for Regional Economics. He focuses on regional economic issues—specifically, the role of innovation, workforce, and housing policy in supporting growth and opportunity. Galdamez recently completed a master’s degree in city planning at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, where his work centered on inclusive and equitable economic development. His thesis research developed an adapted methodology for living wage estimations in Mexico City. Prior to graduate school, Galdamez was a division and projects coordinator at the International Monetary Fund, where he worked on a number of research projects related to remittances and migration in and from Latin America.