I am broadly interested in three topics:
- How do environmental shocks (e.g. heat waves, regime shifts) influence economic activity, and how do policies, mitigation, and adaptation moderate those effects?
- What do environmental policies impact innovation (both product and process) that can improve environmental outcomes?
- How can machine learning and econometrics/applied statistics be combined to better answer research questions?
Example projects are below, ranging from ongoing to completed.
K. Chua, J. Coggins, S. Miller, and H. Mohtadi. Measuring heat waves and their effects on economic output.
S. Miller. Indirectly Induced Innovation: Consequences for Environmental Policy Analysis.
B. Sun and S. Miller. Market Power and the Transition to Clean Technology.
S. Miller and B. Sun. Measuring knowledge diversity and its effects.
- S. Miller. Causal forest estimation of heterogeneous and time-varying environmental policy effects.
E. Aceves-Bueno, S. Miller, J. Cornejo-Donoso, and S.D. Gaines. Cooperation as a solution to shared resources in territorial use rights in fisheries. Accepted at Ecological Applications.
S. Miller, A. Rassweiler, L. Dee, K. Kleisner, T. Mangin, R. Oliveros-Ramos, J. Tam, F. Chavez, M. Ñiquen, S.E. Lester, M. Burden, S. Gaines, and C. Costello. Optimal harvest responses to environmental forecasts depend on resource knowledge and how it can be used. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Paper
S. Miller and R. Startz. 2019. Feasible Generalized Least Squares Using Machine Learning. Economics Letters. Paper
I. De Pellegrin Llorente, H. M. Hoganson, M. Windmuller-Campione, and S. Miller. 2018. Using a Marginal Value Approach to Integrate Ecological and Economic Objectives across the Minnesota Landscape. Forests. Paper
Miller, S.J. and R.T. Deacon, 2017. Mobilizing Markets to Reduce Bycatch in Marine Ecosystems. PERC Policy Series No. 57. Paper
Miller, S.J. and R.T. Deacon, 2017. Protecting Marine Ecosystems: Prescriptive Regulation Versus Market Incentives. Marine Resource Economics. Paper
Aceves-Bueno, E., J. Cornejo-Donoso, S.J. Miller, S.D. Gaines, 2017. Are Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries (TURFs) Sufficiently Large? Marine Policy. Paper
Miller, S.J. and B. Nkuiya, 2016. Coalition formation in fisheries with potential regime shift. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Paper
Dee, L.E, S.J. Miller, L.E. Peavey, D.E. Bradley, S.E. Lester, D. Startz, A.D. Ridlon, R. Gentry, S.D. Gaines, 2016. Functional diversity of catch mitigates negative effects of temperature variability on fisheries yields. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Paper
Boersma, K.S., Dee, L.E., Miller, S., Bogan, M.T. and Lytle, D.A, 2015. Linking multidimensional functional diversity to ecological theory: A graphical hypothesis-driven framework. Ecology. Paper
Deacon, R.T. and S. Miller, 2012. Aligning incentives for fisheries governance: can industry lead the reform process? PERC Research Paper No. 13-3. Paper
Caron, B., D. Toole, P. Wicks, and S. Miller, 2011. DigitalOcean: building a platform for scientific collaboration and social and media sharing on the Drupal content management system. Earth Science Informatics. Paper