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 and Atmospheric Science and 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.
Broadly, my research explores the economics of natural resource extraction, conservation, and natural disasters. I’m involved in collaborative efforts studying incentives for conservation; the economics of transboundary natural resources; the social value of hurricane forecasts; and the relationship between environmental variability, risk preferences, and institutional regimes for the extraction of renewable resources. The core of my work, however, relies on using economic insight to inform responsible policymaking for environmental and natural resources management.
In addition to my academic work, I’m actively involved in consulting activities for both 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.