Minoli Ratnatunga is director of regional economics research at the Milken Institute's Center for Regional Economics, where she focuses on regional economic development and regional competitiveness.
Before joining the Institute, she worked for eight years at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, a regional economic development organization focused on improving the competitiveness and quality of life in the Pittsburgh region. At the Allegheny Conference, Ratnatunga focused her research on energy policy, transportation and infrastructure funding, and state tax competitiveness, working with civic and business leaders to help key decision-makers make better policy choices. She also led the economic impact study practice, managing the production of research reports that captured the importance of strategic industries and projects to the Pennsylvania economy.
Minoli has a master's degree in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University, and a bachelor's degree in philosophy and economics from the London School of Economics.