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I am Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability and Full professor of public economics at Bocconi University.  My research focuses on gender economics, public economics and political economy. I have founded the Axa Research Lab on Gender Equality for the study of gender equality in education, labor market, politics and the analysis of policies to promote gender equality and female leadership.

My main academic roles and positions are the following.

Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability, Bocconi University

Full Professor of Public Economics, Bocconi University

Director, AXA Research Lab on Gender Equality, Dondena, Bocconi

Member of the Board of Management, International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF)

Member of the Women in Economics (WinE) committee, European Economic Association (EEA)

Research associate, CHILD Collegio Carlo Alberto

Research affiliate, CESifo

Scientific Advisor, UniCredit Foundation

Member of the Expert Forum, European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)

Member of the editorial board, International Tax and Public Finance

Member of the editorial board, European Journal of Political Economy

Member of the editorial board, CESifo Economic Studies

Co-Editor, Economia Italiana

Co-Editor, Labour

Columnist, Corriere della Sera and Il Sole 24 Ore


I was the first Director of Msc Politics and Policy Analysis, Bocconi University

President of the European Public Choice Society 2019- 2022


I am the principal investigator of the project PRIN "Gender stereotypes and women's achievements" (with U. of Bologna e U. of Venezia)

I coordinate the work package "Inequality, Diversity and Inclusion in Aging Societies" of the project Age-IT, funded by PNRR

Last Book

Gender Equality and Public Policy. Measuring Progress in Europe. Cambridge University Press (April 2020)

Also in Italian, Egea 2021


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