Graduation Year: 2021
Research Focus: Environmental Economics and Climate Change
Noah Miller is a 3rd year PhD candidate at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. His research interests focus on environmental economics and climate change, with special attention to the secondary and unintended impacts of climate policy as well as tradeoffs between mitigation and adaption. His current work focuses on how individuals’ adaptation to climate change can influence their location choice or investment in health and human capital.
Noah received a dual BA in Economics and Japanese from the University of California: Davis in 2011, and a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Southern California in 2016. Between programs he lived in Japan for two years teaching English and improving his Japanese. While a master’s student he worked as a research assistant at the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) with Dr. Adam Rose, co-authoring papers in the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy as well as the Economics of Disasters and Climate Change. As a PhD student he now works as a research assistant at the Center for Sustainability Solutions with Dr. Antonio Bento, and is co-author on a working paper examining the economic and distributional costs of populist gasoline subsidies.
Noah loves to read, growing up on science fiction and epic fantasy books, but with the recent birth of his son has traded these in for the likes of “Good Night Moon” and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”