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Francesca Parodi

Francesca Parodi

IFS PhD researcher


MRes Economics, University College London, 2014

MSc Economics (cum laude), Bocconi University, 2012

BSc Economics (cum laude), Bocconi University, 2010

Francesca is a PhD Candidate in Economics at University College London and a PhD researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Her research interests are in Public Finance and Household Life Cycle Behavior. In current research she studies households' consumption, saving and labour supply decisions over the life-cycle. In particular, how these decisions are influenced by tax policies, family dynamics and uncertainty. She is also interested in optimal taxation and computational methods.


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.