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. 3574
published as 'The Motherhood Wage Penalty in Spain' in: Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 2009, 30 (3), 237-251
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2884
published as 'Social Norms, Partnerships and Children' in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2012, 10 (2), 215-236
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2804
published as "The effects of inter-generational transfers on the marital surplus" in The Manchester School, 2017, 85 (3), 320-338
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2734
published as 'Intergenerational Well-Being Mobility in Europe' in: Kyklos, 2011, 64 (2), 253-270
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2702
published as 'Deprivation using satisfaction measures in Spain' in: Journal of Policy Modeling, 2011, 33 (2), 287-310
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2594
published as 'Numerical representability or ordered topological spaces with compatible algebraic structure' in: Order, 2012, 29, 131-146
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2589
published as 'Peer Effects, Unobserved Factors and Risk Behaviours in Adolescence' in: Revista de Economía Aplicada, 2011, 29 (55), 125-152