Oscar Molina is associate professor appointed to the Department of Sociology and researcher at the Sociological Research Centre on Everyday Life and Work – QUIT / Institute for Labour Studies, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

He holds a degree in Economics at Pompeu Fabra University 1998. He obtained his PhD in Social and Political Science at the European University Institute (EUI-Florence), in 2004.

His dissertation studied the changes in collective bargaining systems of Italy and Spain since the early 1980s.

After working as research assistant at the Robert Schuman Centre, he has been government of Ireland post-doctoral researcher at the Industrial Relations and Human Resources Group, University College Dublin (2005-2007) and ICREA Researcher at QUIT, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. He has taught courses on globalization and industrial relations, industrial relations in Europe and sociology of work and has published widely on comparative industrial relations, comparative political economy, labour market and migration, corporatism and varieties of capitalism.

Recent publications

Barranco, O., & Molina, O. (2021). Continuity and change in trade union frames: Evidence from general strikes in Spain. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 42(4), 1232–1253. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X19857791

Molina, O. (2021). «Minimum wages in Southern Europe: Regulation and reconfiguration under the shadow of hierarchy». In: I.Dingeldey, D. Grimshaw & T.Schulten (eds) Minimum Wage Regimes: Statutory Regulation, Collective Bargaining and Adequate Levels, 219-245. Routledge.

Guardiancich, I., & Molina, O. (2021). From gradual erosion to revitalization: National Social Dialogue Institutions and policy effectiveness. European Journal of Industrial Relations. https://doi.org/10.1177/09596801211018318