My name is Renato Molina. I’m an engineer and economist specializing in environmental and resource economics. My work focuses on topics at the intersection between game theory, sustainability, and institutional settings. I currently hold a position as Assistant Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics at the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science, with a courtesy appointment at the Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami. I am also a Faculty Scholar at the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy at the University of Miami and a Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Natural Resources at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Chile. In 2022, I was awarded an Early-Career Research Fellowship from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.
The focus of my research revolves around pricing the resiliency of human and natural systems with an emphasis on informing sound and responsible policymaking. I am currently involved in projects studying the economics of natural resource extraction and conservation, the impacts of natural disasters, and the value of climate adaptation.
In addition to my academic work, I’m actively involved in consulting activities for the private and public sectors. My latest efforts relate to technical advice for fisheries reform, as well as technical training for managing agencies in Latin America.