José Alberto Molina is Full Professor of Economics (University of Zaragoza, Spain) since 2012. He joined IZA (Institute of Labour Economics, Germany) as a Research Fellow in September 2006, and jointed GLO (Global Labor Organization, The Netherlands) in March 2017. 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.

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 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 (housework, commuting,…).

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).

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2006.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12377
published in: Energy Policy, 2019, 132, 324-331