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Francesca Parodi

Francesca Parodi

International Research Associate


2019 PhD in Economics, University College London
2012 MSc in Economics (Cum Laude), Bocconi University
2010 BA in Economics (Cum Laude), Bocconi University

Francesca is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Collegio Carlo Alberto - University of Turin and an International Research Associate at IFS. Her fields of interest are Public Economics, Household Finance, and Macroeconomic Dynamics.


Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper 18/02
Despite some convergence, the gender pay gap remains large. In this study, we use BHPS-USoc data to document the evolution of the gender pay gap in the UK over the past 25 years and its association with fertility. We also investigate the potential role of various differences in career patterns ...

Reports and comment

Briefing note
In the early 1990s, average hourly wages were almost 30% lower for women than for men. The gender wage gap has come down, but it remains at around 20%. There are lots of reasons for the scale and persistence of this gap, but new work funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that one important ...


This presentation was delivered to officials from the Government Equalities Office in London on 23rd April 2018.