Perry Wong is managing director, China at the Milken Institute. He specializes in analyzing the structure, industry mix, development, and public policies of a regional economy. His more recent work focuses on regional economic development in greater China and other parts of Asia. Prior to joining the Institute, Wong was a senior economist and director of regional forecasting at Global Insight Inc. (formerly Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates Inc.), where he managed regional quarterly state and metropolitan area forecasts and provided consultation. There, he designed regional modeling systems and contributed to regional economic impact studies on such topics as budget reduction and health-care reform.