Sergey Mityakov is an Assistant Professor at the John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University. He gained his PhD from the University of Chicago Department of Economics. He also holds an MS in Mathematics from Voronezh State University (Voronezh, Russia) and an MA in Economics from New Economic School (Moscow, Russia). His research interests include climate change, development economics and finance. In 2007 Professor Mityakov worked with the BP Economics Team as a consultant on the economics of climate change issues.