Marcello Puca

Marcello Puca, PhD


PhD (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)

Faculty, Microeconomics

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Marcello Puca is an assistant professor at the University of Bergamo and research fellow at the Center for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF) and Webster Geneva Campus. He obtained two master's degrees in quantitative economics from the Toulouse School of Economics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Naples Federico II. He has been visiting scholar at the Northwestern University School of Law and the Catholic University of Sacred Heart. His research focuses on law and economics and applied microeconomics, with a focus on group decision-making. His has expertise in theoretical modelling, traditional empirical methods and laboratory experiments, and has taught at the undergraduate, graduate and MBA level.


Buonanno, P., S. Galletta, and M. Puca. “The role of civic capital on vaccination.” Forthcoming on Health Economics (2023). Open access link:

Buonanno, P., G. Plevani, and M. Puca. “Earthquake hazard and civic capital.” Forthcoming on European Journal of Political Economy (2023).

Puca, M. and Pignatti, C.. (2022). Le misure a supporto di lavoratori e imprese durante la pandemia di COVID-19 in Italia. International Labour Organization, Rome 2022. ISBN: 978-92-2-036590-8

Puca, M. and Gavrilova-Zoutman E. (2022). “Peer Effects in Crime” forthcoming in A Modern Guide to the Economics of Crime, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022.

Buonanno, P. and Puca, M. (2021). “Using newspaper obituaries to ‘nowcast’ daily mortality: Evidence from the Italian COVID-19 hot-spots.” Health Policy.

Buonanno P., Galletta S., Puca M. (2020) “Estimating the severity of COVID-19: Evidence from the Italian epicenter.” PLoS ONE 15(10): e0239569.