Über den Autor
Professor José Alberto Molina received his Ph. D. in Economics from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 1992. He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2006. Currently, he is the Dean of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Zaragoza. He has been a Visiting Fellow at FEDEA (Madrid, Spain) and at Warwick University (UK). He is Associate Editor of Applied Economics, Applied Economics Letters, the International Journal of Consumer Studies and the Journal of Family and Economic Issues. His main research topic is household economic behavior and welfare, with particular interest in labor economics and intra-household allocation. Professor Molina is also working on projects related to efficient bargaining in families with children. His work has been published in the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Applied Economics, Economics of Education Review, Empirical Economics, the Journal of Agricultural Economics, the Journal of Family and Economic Issues, the Journal of Policy Modeling, Research in Economics, Review of Economics of the Household, and Urban Studies, among others.
Significant recent changes in the structure and composition of households make the study of the economic relationships within the household of particular interest for academics and policy-makers. In this context, Household Economic Behaviors, through its focus on theoretical and empirical chapters on a range of economic behaviors within the household, provides a new and timely viewpoint. Following the Introduction and one or two surveys which give a general background, the volume includes theoretical and empirical perspectives on allocation of available time within the household, monetary and non-monetary transfers between household members, and intra-household bargaining.
presents a new intra-household perspective
focused on theoretical considerations and empirical data
covers a broad range of intra-household behaviors
contributions are designed to be accessible and have global reach
uses rigorous economic methodologies