Paola Profeta

Paola Profeta

Paola Profeta is Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability and full professor of public economics. She is also the Director of the AXA Research Lab on Gender Equality.

She received a PhD in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a BA in Economic and Social Sciences from Bocconi. She has 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.

She joined Bocconi as associate professor, before she was assistant professor at University of Pavia and post-doc researcher at CORE-Université Catholique de Louvain.

She is 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. She is affiliated also with CHILD (Collegio Carlo Alberto) and CESifo and she is scientific advisor of UniCredit Foundation. She is part of the editorial board of International Tax and Public Finance, European Journal of Political Economy, CESifo Economic Studies, Economics.

She was President of the European Public Choice Society and member of the Board of the Italian Society of Public Economics. She collaborates with the Italian Minister of Equal Opportunities in several committees and she is Italian representative at the Expert forum of EIGE. She writes editorials for Il Sole 24 Ore and Corriere della Sera. She is scientific advisor of several associations for the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Her research concentrates on gender economics and policies, including women in politics, women in leadership positions and policies to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. She also works on Public Economics and Political Economics of Taxation, Pensions and the Welfare State. She develops an interdisciplinary research interacting with different disciplines in social sciences, including Economics, Political Science, Demography, Management and Public Policy.