Renato Molina



Renato Molina is an Assistant Professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami. He is also a Faculty Scholar at the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. 

Renato received his PhD in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research broadly explores the economics of natural resource extraction, conservation and natural disasters. Apart from his academic work, Renato actively consults for both private and public sectors. Among his latest projects in collaboration with the Nature Conservancy involve providing technical advice for fisheries reform and technical training for agency management in Latin America. 

At UM, Renato is currently involved in the U-LINK project, “Next Generation of Coastal Structures: Incorporating Ecology, Engineering, Economics, and Aesthetic for a Changing Ocean”, an interdisciplinary collaboration across the Economics, Engineering and Architecture departments of UM. He also leads the Environmental and Resource Economics group and teaches (MES 623) Data Analysis for Environmental Policy and (MES 624) Applied Environmental Economics.