PhD Student
Costello's Lab
LAFF Alumnus 2013

Renato is originally from Santiago, Chile. He is interested in how to generate the economic incentives that will lead to the sustainable use of marine and coastal resources, sustainable economic development, and the policy making process to implement those incentives.

Renato received his bachelor’s in engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Chile, a Master’s in Environmental Science Management from the Bren School, and a Master's of Arts in Economics. He has been working in fisheries and aquaculture since 2007 and has been involved in numerous projects in the private and public sector. In addition, he has worked on projects for the FAO and Chilean Government seeking the sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture, both in Chile and Latin America.

Since completing the MESM program, Renato has worked as a Project Researcher for the Sustainable Fisheries Group, where he's conducted studies on property rights in fisheries, transboundary fisheries, TURFs and no-take reserve networks, amongst others. 

Renato is a PhD Candidate in the Economics Department under the advisement of Chris Costello. His research interests includes theoretic and applied economics of natural resources and economic development. As a PhD Fellow, Renato is closely involved in development and mentorship of Directed Research projects with MESM LAFF Fellows.

Renato presenting with TNC for World Bank in Lima Peru
Renato working on systems thinking for Anchoveta project