Professor José Alberto Molina received his Ph. D. in Economics from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 1992. He has been the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies of the University of Zaragoza during a decade (2005-2015), and the President of the Spanish Association of Deans of Economic and Business Studies (2009-2011). He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2006. Professor Molina is the Director of the Project “Entrepreneurship” of the consortium University of Zaragoza-Regional Government of Aragón, and he is also member of the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) of the University of Zaragoza. Spain. He has been Visiting Fellow at FEDEA (Madrid, Spain), at Warwick University (UK), at the University of Rhode Island (USA) and at the Boston College (USA). He is international reviewer of JCR journals, of research projects and grants, and of doctoral thesis. He is currently Associate Editor of Applied Economics, Applied Economics Letters, International Journal of Consumer Studies, Journal of Family and Economic Issues and Review of Economics of the Household.
The main research area of Professor Molina is microeconomics and, particularly, household and population economics, labour economics and well-being, with specific interest in intra-household allocation and inter-generational transfers. He is also working on projects related to efficient bargaining in families with children and elderly. His work has been published in Economic Inquiry, Economic Modelling, Economics of Education Review, Empirical Economics, Energy Policy, European Journal of Health Economics, Feminist Economics, Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Policy Modelling, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Journal of Transport Geography, Kyklos, PLOS ONE, Review of Economics of the Household and Urban Studies, among others.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2006.