University of Milan, Italy, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Assistant Professor, University of Milan, Italy
Experimental economics, behavioral economics
PhD, Economics, European University Institute, 2003
“A reconsideration of gender differences in risk attitudes.” Management Science (Forthcoming) (with P. Crosetto).
“The effect of group identity on distributive choice: Social preference or heuristic?” The Economic Journal (Forthcoming) (with F. Guala).
“A theoretical and experimental appraisal of four risk elicitation methods.” Experimental Economics (Forthcoming) (with P. Crosetto).
“The effect of tax enforcement on tax morale.” European Journal of Political Economy 32:C (2013): 320–331 (with C. V. Carlo and E. Viviano).
"The ‘bomb’ risk elicitation task." Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 47:1 (2013): 31–65 (with P. Crosetto).
Belief in the existence of gender differences in risk attitudes is stronger than the evidence supporting itAntonio Filippin, May 2016Many experimental studies and surveys have shown that women consistently display more risk-averse behavior than men when confronted with decisions involving risk. These differences in risk preferences, when combined with gender differences in other behavioral traits, such as fondness for competition, have been used to explain important phenomena in labor and financial markets. Recent evidence has challenged this consensus, however, finding gender differences in risk attitudes to be smaller than previously thought and showing greater heterogeneity of results depending on the method used to measure risk aversion.MoreLess