University of Milan, Italy, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Full Professor, University of Milan, Italy
Experimental economics, behavioral economics
PhD, Economics, European University Institute, 2003
“The effect of group identity on distributive choice: Social preference or heuristic?” The Economic Journal 127:602 (2017): 1047–1068 (with F. Guala).
“A reconsideration of gender differences in risk attitudes.” Management Science 62:11 (2016): 3138–3160 (with P. Crosetto).
“A theoretical and experimental appraisal of four risk elicitation methods.” Experimental Economics 19 (2016): 613–641 (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).
Gender differences in risk attitudes Updated
Belief in the existence of gender differences in risk attitudes is stronger than the evidence supporting themAntonio Filippin, October 2022Many 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 variation of results depending on the method used to measure risk aversion.MoreLess