Paola Profeta

2024

Prorettrice per la Diversità, Inclusione e Sostenibilità e Professoressa Ordinaria di Scienza delle Finanze all’Università Bocconi. E’ direttrice dell’Axa Research Lab on Gender Equality, affiliata al CESifo e membro del board dell’International Institute of Public Finance. E’ rappresentante dell’Italia nell’Expert Forum di EIGE.

Paola Profeta ha conseguito il PhD in Economics all’Università Pompeu Fabra, svolgendo anche periodi di studio alla Columbia University di New York, e la laurea con lode in Discipline Economiche e Sociali all’Università Bocconi. E’ stata post-doc all’Università Cattolica di Louvain-la-Neuve e ricercatrice all’Università di Pavia. E’ stata visiting in numerose università, tra cui Nuffield College a Oxford, Harvard Kennedy School, CESifo, Lugano, Edimburgo e Trinity College a Dublino.

La sua ricerca si concentra sull’economia di genere, l’economia pubblica e la political economy. Si dedica alla ricerca quantitativa basata su analisi di dati individuali e di impresa e su analisi di valutazione delle politiche. Ha pubblicato su riviste internazionali di prestigio, tra cui PNAS, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Public Economics, Management Science, European Economic Review, Economic Journal, Oxford Economic Papers, Economic Policy, Journal of Public Economic Theory, International Tax and Public Finance, European Journal of Political Economy, Public Choice. Ha pubblicato libri internazionali con Cambridge University Press, Palgrave, Routlegde, Elgar. Fa parte del comitato editorial delle riviste internazionali European Journal of Political Economy, International Tax and Public Finance, Labor e CESifo Economic Studies. L’ultimo suo libro è “Gender Equality and Public Policy. Measuring progress in Europe”, Cambridge University Press tradotto in italiano da Egea.

Coordina progetti di ricerca internazionali sul lavoro femminile e l’empowerment femminile. Sullo stesso tema organizza conferenze internazionali e partecipa al dibattito nazionale e europeo, scrivendo sui principali quotidiani. Collabora con numerose associazioni e istituzioni che si dedicano alla promozione della parità di genere in campo economico.

Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability and Full Professor of Public Economics at Bocconi University, where she is also director of the AXA Research Lab on Gender Equality. She is research affiliate of CESifo and CHILD and member of the management board of the International Institute of Public Finance. She is Italian representative in the Expert Forum of EIGE.

Paola Profeta holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, with visiting periods at Columbia University of New York, and a BA cum laude in Economic and Social Sciences from Bocconi University. She was post-doc at University of Louvain-la-Neuve and assistant professor at University of Pavia. She spent research periods at Columbia University of New York, Nuffield College-Oxford University, Harvard Kennedy School, CESifo- Munich, University of Lugano, University of Rennes, University of Edinburgh and Trinity College Dublin.

Her research focuses on gender economics, public economics and political economics. She conducts quantitative research using large datasets, based on individual-level data and firm-level data, and policy evaluations. She has published in leading academic journals, among which PNAS, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Public Economics, Management Science, European Economic Review, Economic Journal, Oxford Economic Papers, Economic Policy, Journal of Public Economic Theory, International Tax and Public Finance, European Journal of Political Economy, Public Choice and she has written several international books, published by Cambridge University Press, Palgrave, Routlegde, Elgar. She is member of the editorial board of European Journal of Political Economy, International Tax and Public Finance, Labor and CESifo Economic Studies.

In 2020 she published the book “Gender Equality and Public Policy. Measuring progress in Europe” by Cambridge University Press also translated into Italian by Egea.

Coordina progetti di ricerca internazionali sul lavoro femminile e l’empowerment femminile. Sullo stesso tema organizza conferenze internazionali e partecipa al dibattito nazionale e europeo, scrivendo sui principali quotidiani. Collabora con numerose associazioni e istituzioni che si dedicano alla promozione della parità di genere in campo economico.

She coordinates research projects on gender equality and women’s empowerment. On the same topic she organizes international conferences and she is active in the national and international debate, with editorials in the main newspapers. She collaborates with numerous associations and institutions engaged in the promotion of gender equality and female leadership.