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Kevin Klowden

Kevin Klowden

Kevin Klowden is director of the California Center at the Milken Institute and a managing economist in the research group. His primary focus is on demographic and spatial factors such as the distribution of resources, business and labor in a region, the effects of public policy on these factors, and the subsequent impact on regional economies, particularly California. Klowden was the lead author of "Film Flight: Lost Production and Its Economic Impact in California" and its recent follow-up, “Fighting Production Flight”, "California’s Position in Technology and Science,” and “Charting a Course for Arizona’s Technology-Based Economy.” He has written about the role of transportation and freight infrastructure on job growth in "California's Highway Infrastructure: Traffic's Looming Cost," "Jobs for America," and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications. In addition to writing on the role of technology-based development in publications such as "North America's High-Tech Economy," he has written on and spoken about state fiscal issues including the effect of long-term obligations and international factors on municipal finances.He holds graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and London School of Economics.