Paola Antonia Profeta

I am full professor of public economics, Director of the Msc in Politics and Policy Analysis and 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, University of Edinburgh and 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.

Full Professor

I am President of the European Public Choice Society and member of the board of management of the International Institute of Public Finance. 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 collaborate with the Italian Minister of Equal Opportunities in several committees and I am Italian representative at EIGE (European Institute for Gender Equality I am also part of the Steering Committee for economic policy at the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministries.  

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.

Research interests

My research covers two strands: i) public economics and political economics of taxation, pensions and the welfare state and ii) gender economics, including women in politics, women in leadership positions and policies to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. In both areas I develop an interdisciplinary research interacting with different disciplines, including economics, political science, demography, management and public policy. 

Working papers
P. Profeta - M.Angelici
Smart-working: Work Flexibility without Constraints (2020)
Selected Publications

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.