Puy, M. Socorro


M. Socorro Puy

Professor of Economics at the Universidad de Málaga. She graduated in Economics at the Universidad Pública de Navarra (1993) and received her PhD in Economics from the Quantitative Economic Doctorate at the Universidad de Alicante (1998).

She has enriched from international visiting appointments at Harvard University (2012) (2018-19), University of Rochester (2009), Université Catholique de Louvain (2007), Universidad Pompeu Fabra (2002), Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (2001), University of Copenhagen (1999), University of Namur (1998), and University of Bielefeld (1995).

Her research interests are Political Economy, Public Economics and Social Choice. Her contributions are published in top tier journals in the fields of Economics and Political Science, such as Electoral Studies, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Public Choice, Regional Science and Urban Economics, or Social Choice and Welfare among others. She currently collaborates with the Harvard Professor of Government, Stephen Ansolabehere in a project that analyzes the effect of regional identities on voting decisions and the integration of regional diversities in the design of constitutional arrangements. She uses mathematical models to analyze political situations, and contrast some of her results with the empirical study of electoral opinion polls.

She has guided several national and regional research projects devoted to the analysis of voting rules, redistributive taxation, and the strategic design of political campaigns. Her research projects have hired a number of postdoctoral and predoctoral scholars.

She has presented her research in more than seventy conferences and seminars around the world. In collaboration with her research group, she has participated in the organization of sixteen research conferences, with some of them founded by non-profitable organizations such as the BBVA Foundation, the Arne Ryde Foundation of Sweden, and the Unicaja Foundation.

She teaches Political Analysis to master students and Advanced Microeconomics to undergraduate students at the Universidad de Málaga. She has taught a variety of courses at the Universidad de Alicante, Universidad de Granada, Universidad de Málaga and Universidad Pablo de Olavide on Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Game Theory, Welfare Economics and Industrial Organization. She has stablish collaborations with several private companies such as PricewatehouseCoopers, Dekra, Deloitte or Analistas Económicos de Andalucía, to enable about thirty labor contracts for master students.

She is in charge of the academic management of the Master in Economics and Business Analysis, member and secretary of the Quality Commission for the PhD Program in Economics and Business, President of the PhD award committee, and former member of the Economic and Business Faculty Board at the Universidad de Málaga.