Alessandra Casarico is Associate Professor of Finance at Bocconi University. She is a Research Fellow of CESifo in Munich and a Research Affiliate at the Centro di Ricerca Dondena on social dynamics and public policy. She is a member of the Gender Committee of the Società Italiana degli Economisti and the editorial committee of lavoce.info. She was awarded a D. Phil. in Economics by the University of Oxford. Her research interests relate to public economics, welfare systems and gender economics. She has published articles in prestigious international journals such as the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Economic Inequality, and Regional Science and Urban Economics, and is the author of numerous papers in books printed by national and international publishers. She is active in academic and policy debate in Italy and abroad, in relation to the subject of female employment and policy to support it.