Bocconi University, Milan


2021 - 2023


Paola Profeta is Professor of Public Economics at Bocconi University, where she also directs the Axa Research Lab on Gender Equality. Her research focuses on public economics, political economics and gender economics. She is research affiliate of CESifo and CHILD and scientific advisor of Unicredit Foundation. She is President of the European Public Choice Society and member of the board of management of the International Institute of Public Finance and the Italian Society of Public Economics. She is associate editor of European Journal of Political Economy, International Tax and Public Finance and CESifo Economic Studies.

Three selected publications:

  • V.Galasso, V.Pons and P. Profeta (2020) “Gender Differences in COVID-19 Related Attitudes and Behavior: Evidence from a Panel Survey in Eight OECD Countries” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117 (44) 27285-27291
  • Baltrunaite, A. Casarico, P. Profeta and G. Savio (2019) “Let the voters choose women” Journal of Public Economics 180 (104085)
  •  V. Galasso and P. Profeta (2018) “When the state mirrors the family: the design of pension systems” Journal of European Economic Association 16(6): 1712–1763.