Research Interests: resource economics, applied development economics, policy making
Renato Molina’s research interests include theoretic and applied economics of natural resource use including fisheries, aquaculture, water, mining and energy generation on the coast. Renato is interested in how to generate the right economic incentives that will lead the sustainable use of these marine and coastal resources, and the policy making process to implement those incentives. Renato received his bachelors in engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Chile and his Masters in Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been working in fisheries and aquaculture since 2007 and has been involved in projects related to processes optimization in the private sector, and projects for the FAO and Chilean Government seeking the sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture, both in Chile and Latin America.