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. 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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7858
published as "Do children of the first marriage deter divorce?" in Economic Modelling, 2016, 55, 15-31
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7043
published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2014, 12 (1), 105-127
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6248
published as 'The consensus functional equation in agreement theory' in: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 2013, 228, 219-235
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5529
published as 'Commuting Time and Labor Supply in the Netherlands: A Time Use Study' in: Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 2014, 48(3), 409-426
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5345
published as 'Racial intermarriage and household production' in: Review of Behavioral Economics, 2014, 1 (4), 295-347
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4188
published as 'Gender Differences in Childcare: Time Allocation in Five European Countries' in: Feminist Economics, 2011, 17 (1), 119-150
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3757
published as 'Which spouse first decides in the household? The dynamics of bargaining' in: Theoretical Economics Letters, 2013, 3, 69-77