My name is Renato Molina, I’m an engineer and economist specializing in environmental and resource economics. My main interests relate to topics at the intersection between institutional settings, game theory, and sustainability.

My current research explores the role of common property regimes in the economic impact of natural disasters; the use of conservation strategies to control for competitive incentives in the commons; and the effectiveness of international treaties managing transboundary natural resources. In addition, I am also involved in collaborative efforts studying issues related to political incentives for conservation; the link between market power, productivity, and dynasties in wealth accumulation with a focus in Latin America; and the use of marine resources for food security. The core of my work, however, relies on the development and application of theory to guide and inform responsible policymaking.

In addition to my academic work, I am actively involved in consulting activities for both the private and public sectors. My latest efforts relate to technical advise for fisheries reform, as well as technical training for managing agencies in Latin America.

I will be taking interviews at the 2018 AEA Meetings:
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