Lucia Macchia

Lucia Macchia

WAPPP Fellow
Lucia Macchia

Bio

Lucia Macchia is a behavioural scientist with an interdisciplinary background and an interest in happiness, prosocial behaviour, inequality, and policy. Her work integrates methods from psychology and behavioural economics to understand how socioeconomic problems shape our wellbeing, choices and behaviour. In particular, Lucia uses large-scale datasets and experiments to explore the wellbeing and behavioural consequences of income and gender inequality, and how those at the top of the income distribution react to inequality, mobility opportunities, and the chance to help those in need.

 

Research Topic

Behavioural economics, prosocial behaviour, inequality, gender disparities, public policy.