Bocconi University, Milan


2021 - 2023, 2024 - 2026


Paola Profeta is Full Professor of Public Economics at Bocconi University, where she also directs the Axa Research Lab on Gender Equality and is Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability. 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 member of the board of management of the International Institute of Public Finance, associate editor of European Journal of Political Economy, International Tax and Public Finance and CESifo Economic Studies.

Three selected publications:

Do Board Gender Quotas Matter? Selection, Performance and Stock Market Effects (2021) (co-authors G. Ferrari, V. Ferraro, C.Pronzato)
Management Science 68(8):5618-5643

Gender Differences in COVID-19 Related Attitudes and Behavior: Evidence from a Panel Survey in Eight OECD Countries (co-authors V.Galasso, V.Pons and P. Profeta)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117 
(44) 27285-27291

Let the voters choose women (co-authors Baltrunaite, A. Casarico and G. Savio )
Journal of Public Economics 180 (104085)