Renato is a PhD Candidate in the Economics Department at University of California, Santa Barbara under the advisement of Chris Costello. His research interests include theoretic and applied economics of natural resources and economic development. Renato is originally from Santiago, Chile. He is interested in designing economic incentives that lead to the sustainable use of marine and coastal resources, the policy making process for implementing those incentives, and sustainable economic development. Renato received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Chile, a master’s degree in environmental science and management from the Bren School, and a master's of arts in economics. He has worked in fisheries and aquaculture since 2007 and been involved in numerous sustainable development projects in the private and public sectors in Chile and Latin America. As a project researcher at SFG, Renato focuses on property rights in fisheries, transboundary fisheries, and TURFs and no-take reserve networks.