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M Socorro Puy
  Associate Professor of Economics
Universidad de Málaga


Contact Information:
    Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica.
    Facultad de C.C. Económicas y Empresariales
    Universidad de Málaga
    Campus El Ejido. 29013 Málaga. Spain
    Office 3412
    Tel. +34 95213 1252
    Email: mps at uma.es

I graduated in Economics at the Universidad Pública de Navarra.
I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the Quantitative Economic Doctorate at the Universidad de Alicante (advisors Luis Corchón and Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín).
My research and teaching interests are Political Economy and Public Economics. I am particularly interested in the analysis of political parties' competition and elections from a strategic perspective (see a recent interview).  
My recent work has appeared in refereed journals such as European Journal of Political Economy, Public Choice, Social Choice and Welfare, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Theory and Decision among others.

 Here are some topics which I am working on: primary elections, the effect of political ambiguity, the analysis of identity and salience in voters preferences, the electoral use of income taxation. 

  • Harvard University, US (2012)
  • University of Rochester, US (2009)
  • Université Catholique de Louvain CORE, Belgium (2007)
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (2002)
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2001)
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark (1999)
  • The Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix in Namur, Belgium (1998)
  • Universität Bielefeld in Germany (1995)
Microeconomics (intermediate and advanced), Game Theory, Welfare Economics, Macroeconomics and Industrial Organization (Universidad de Alicante 1995-1998), Universidad de Granada (1999), Universidad de Málaga (1999-today).
These are my courses for the 2016/17 Academic Year :
  •  Microeconomía Avanzada (Grado en Economía).
  • Advanced Microeconomics (in English) (Doble grado en Economía y Administración y Dirección de Empresa).
  • Análisis Político y Evaluación de Políticas Públicas (in English), Master Degree in Economics and Business Analysis.
This is one-year offical máster where students are trainned for technically demanding jobs in the field of data analysis with applications to consulting, business and banking companies. 
I am also member of the academic commission for the PhD. Program in Economic and Business at the Universidad de Málaga.


Premio Liderazgo Social 2014, for the research on social decisions. Málaga's Socialist Political Party.
Premio Alexandre Pedrós 2012, best conference paper. The Barcelona's Society of Amics del País.


       Public Choice, 2016, Vol. 169, pages  77-95.

Public Choice, 2016, Vol. 167, pages 21-35.

 In Advances of Political Economy and Institutions, 2015. The Political Economy of Governance, edited by Noman Schofield and Gonzalo Caballero. Springer, pages 231-249.

        European Journal of Political Economy, 2014, vol. 33, pages 85–97.

        Cuadernos Económicos de ICE, 2013, vol. 85, pág. 65-79.

        Social Choice and Welfare, 2013, vol. 40, pages 65-87.

        Public Choice 2013, vol. 155, pages 355-371.

        The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics,  2012, vol. 12, pages 1-26.

        SERIEs: Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, 2012, vol. 3, pages 1-14

        Public Choice, 2010, vol. 144, pages 239-251.

        Theory and Decision, 2009, vol. 67, pages 145-162.

        Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2007, vol. 37, no. 3, pages 345-362.

        Social Choice and Welfare, 2005, vol. 25, no. 1, pages 115-126.

        Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2003, vol. 5, no. 2, pages 363-379.

        Social Choice and Welfare, 2002, vol.  19, pages 369-379.

        Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2000, vol. 2, no. 3, pages 319-348.

        Economics Letters, 1998, vol. 59, pages 83-90.


Issue-salience, Issue-divisiveness and Voting Decisions (joint with Stephen Ansolabehere). 

  • A Theoretical Model of Party Switching in Legislatures (joint with Paula González-Rodríguez and Francesca Passarelli).
  • Political competition between Heterogenous parties (joint with Mª del Pino Ramos-Sosa).
  • Educational system and labor force participation (joint with Mónica Hernández-Huelin and Trinidad Gómez-Núñez) 

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