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Misael Galdámez


Senior Research Analyst, UCLA LPPI

Misael Galdámez serves as LPPI’s Senior Research Analyst for economic opportunity and social mobility. In this role, he supports the development, management, and execution of LPPI’s research portfolio. Previously, Misael worked at the Milken Institute’s Center for Regional Economics, where his research work highlighted strategies to support growth and economic opportunity, including a policy brief on California’s Hispanic essential worker population.

Misael has a strong interest in workers, wages, and inclusive economic growth, and completed a master’s degree in City Planning at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning in 2019. His thesis research developed a methodology for living wage estimations in Mexico City under Dr. Amy Glasmeier and in partnership with the Universidad Iberoamericana. Prior to graduate school, Misael was a division and projects coordinator at the International Monetary Fund, where he worked on several research projects related to remittances and migration in and from Latin America. He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from American University.