José Alberto Molina is Full Professor of Economics (University of Zaragoza, Spain) since 2012. He is the Director of the Institute on Employment, Digital Society and Sustainability-IEDIS (University of Zaragoza, Spain) since January 2021. Professor Molina 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 theses. He is currently Associate Editor of Applied Economics, Applied Economics Letters, Journal of Family and Economic Issues and Review of Economics of the Household

The main research area of Professor Molina is microeconomics and, particularly, population and family economics, labour economics, mobility 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 and time uses.

Professor Molina has published in Economic Inquiry, Economic Modelling, Economics of Education Review, 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 and Geography, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Kyklos, PLOS ONE and Review of Economics of the Household, among others.

Finally, José Alberto Molina has been the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies of the University 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). Professor Molina is ranked in the top 2% of Economists in Spain (IDEAS-RePEc) and in the top 5% of Economists in the world (IDEAS-RePEc).

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He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2006.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 9926
published as “On the relationship between violent conflict and wages in Colombia” in: Journal of Development Studies, 2019, 55(4), 473-489
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9842
published as 'Intergenerational cooperation within the household: a Public Good game with three generations' in: Review of Economics of the Household (First Online: 07 April 2018)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9720
published in: Journal of Regional Science, 2018, 58, 141-158
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9425
published as "The commuting behavior of workers in the United States: differences between the employed and the self-employed" in: Journal of Transport Geography, 2018, 66, 19-29
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8933
published as 'Gender norms and the gendered distribution of total work in Latin American households' in: Feminist Economics, 2018, 24 (1), 35-62
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8794
published in: Journal of Regional Science, 2016, 56 (2), 332 - 359
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8764
published in: Economic Inquiry, 2015, 53 (4), 1735-1750
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8674
published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2018, 16 (4), 911-937
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8634
published in: Economic Modelling, 2015, 46 (2), 188-203