Membership Category

  • Associate


  • Université de Montpellier


  • Economy


  • Resource extraction
  • Dynamic optimization
  • Environmental policies
  • Competition policies
  • Critical minerals

Scientific activities and affiliations

  • Center for Environmental Economics - Montpellier


Miao is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Environmental Economics - Montpellier. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from McGill University, Canada in 2023. Miao is a resource and environmental economist. He studies various resource market distortions and their impacts on firms’ behaviour and the environment! Specifically, his doctoral research focuses on two distinct market distortions: the presence of lobby groups in the international waste market and the presence of cross-ownership in the nonrenewable resource sector. His current research investigates the role of critical minerals and their recycling in the transition to clean energy. Miao is currently working with Francesco Ricci and Mouez Fodha to develop a unified model to characterize the value chain involved in recycling, identifying the specific actors and analyzing their behaviour. Building on this analytical framework, they aim to progressively introduce potential market failures. This will allow them to guide public interventions in the value chain by identifying appropriate policy instruments to address these market failures.

Affiliated research axes

Change and Transition Management

Planning Optimization

Resource and Product Maximization

Policy levers

The RRECQ is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Fonds de recherche - Québec