PAOLA ANTONIA PROFETA
Courses a.y. 2023/2024
20633 WELFARE AND POLITICS
30264 SCIENZA DELLE FINANZE / PUBLIC FINANCE
30298 DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT AND POLICY
41031 INEQUALITY, GENDER AND POLICY
At the undergraduate level, I teach and coordinate the course of public economics for the degree in economics and management (CLEAM) which includes 8 parallel classes. I also teach the elective course Diversity Management and Policy.
At the graduate level, I teach the course of Welfare and Public Economics at the first year of the Msc of Politics and Policy Analysis. I also teach a short part of the elective course Welfare and Politics.
At the PhD level, I teach the course Inequality, Gender and Policy.
I am Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability and full professor of public economics. I am also the Director of the AXA Research Lab on Gender Equality
I received a PhD in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a BA in Economic and Social Sciences from Bocconi. I have spent research periods, among the others, at Columbia University of New York, Nuffield College-Oxford, Trinity College-Dublin, CESifo-Munich, University of Edinburgh and USI-Lugano.
I joined Bocconi as associate professor, before I was assistant professor at University of Pavia and post-doc researcher at CORE-Université Catholique de Louvain.
I am member of the board of management of the International Institute of Public Finance and of the Women in Economics Committee of the European Economic Association. I am affiliated also with CHILD (Collegio Carlo Alberto) and CESifo and I am scientific advisor of UniCredit Foundation. I am part of the editorial board of International Tax and Public Finance, European Journal of Political Economy, CESifo Economic Studies, Economics.
I was President of the European Public Choice Society and member of the Board of the Italian Society of Public Economics.
I collaborate with the Italian Minister of Equal Opportunities in several committees and I am Italian representative at the Expert forum of EIGE.
I write editorials for Il Sole 24 Ore and Corriere della Sera. I am scientific advisor of several associations for the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Smart-working: Work Flexibility without Constraints (2020)
Do board gender quotas matter? Selection, performance and stock market effects
MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 2022
Electoral rules, women's representation and the qualification of politicians
COMPARATIVE POLITICAL STUDIES, 2022
Fathers' involvement in the family, fertility and maternal employment: evidence from Central and Eastern Europe
DEMOGRAPHY, 58 (5): 1931–1954, 2021
Gender differences in COVID-19 attitudes and behavior: panel evidence from eight countries
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 117 (44), 27285-27291, 2020
Women’s and men’s work, housework and childcare, before and during COVID-19
REVIEW OF ECONOMICS OF THE HOUSEHOLD, 18(4): 1001-1017, 2020
Gender equality and public policy : measuring progress in Europe
Let the voters choose women
JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ECONOMICS, 180, 2019
Tax policy and economic growth: does it really matter?
INTERNATIONAL TAX AND PUBLIC FINANCE, 26(2): 282-316, 2019
When the state mirrors the family: the design of pension systems
JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION, 16(6): 1712–1763, 2018
Gender quotas and the quality of politicians
JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ECONOMICS, 118:62-74, 2014