Guadalupe Correa Lopera is a microeconomic theorist with a special interest in Political Economy.
She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Universidad de Málaga (UMA) and Università degli Studi di Padova (UNIPD). During her Ph.D. studies, she was a visiting student at the University of Rochester. She graduated from the Universidad de Málaga with a B.S. in Economics and received an M.S. in Economics Analysis from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M).
Guadalupe’s primary research agenda centers around the theoretical study and comparison of systems of direct democracy and representative democracy, using the tools provided by Economic Theory, Social Choice, and Mechanism Design. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the European Journal of Political Economy and Economics Letters.
She is one of the first researchers to study the relationship between populism and the demand for direct democracy from a theoretical perspective. In this regard, as a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, Guadalupe aims to go into depth in the study of the recent rise of populism in western countries, which will offer European Union political institutions valuable insights in current times.
Expertise for Teaching and Mentoring of Ph.D. Researchers
Guadalupe has teaching experience at an undergraduate level. She was a teaching assistant at the Department of Economics in UC3M for the course Principles of Economics, and a teaching assistant at the Department of Economic Theory and Economic History in UMA for the courses Introduction to Economics, Microeconomics, and Game Theory.