Carlos Chávez is a Professor (Profesor Titular) in the Facultad de Economía y Negocios at Universidad de Talca, Chile. He is an associated researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Aquaculture Research (INCAR), and a senior research fellow at the Environment for Development Initiative (EfD). He holds a Ph.D. (2000) in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research and teaching is focused on environmental economics and marine resource economics. He has written on the design and evaluation of environmental policies with a special attention on the problems of enforcing environmental and natural resource policies in the developed and developing world. He currently serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Environment and Development Economics.