Sebastian Miller, a US national, is a Senior Research Economist in the Research Department. His research interests are related to environmental economics, economics of climate change and political economy. His current research has been on the timing of climate policy in developing countries; comparative analysis of climate financing mechanisms; and the effects of weather related natural disasters on the economy. Before joining RES he worked as a Country Economist in the Southern Cone Countries Department at the IDB. His work has been published as book chapters and in several journals including Environment and Development Economics, Ecological Economics and World Development. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland and an Engineering degree and a MA in Economics from the University of Chile.