Associate Director, Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets
Charlotte Kesteven is an associate director at the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets. Her research is centered on economic development, infrastructure, and housing. Prior to joining the 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. She received her master’s in 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’s in international business from Australian National University, with a double major in Spanish.