Patricia Funk

Professor of Economics
Università della Svizzera Italiana

Head of Department
IdEP

Director
Master in Economics


Tel.: +41 586 66 4819 
Email: patricia.funk@usi.ch


    


Research Interests 
Political Economy, Gender Research, Behavioral Economics

Curriculum Vitae

Publications

Policy Choices in Assembly versus Representative Democracies: Evidence from Swiss Communes (with Stephan Litschig) [Paper] [Online-Appendix]
            Journal of Public Economics, 2020, 182, Article 104122.  

Are Referees and Editors in Economics Gender Neutral? (with David Card, Stefano DellaVigna and Nagore Iriberri) [NBER Working Paper No. 25967]
            Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2020, 135: 269-327.   
 
How Accurate are Surveyed Preferences for Public Policies? Evidence from a Unique Institutional Setup. [Paper] [Web-Appendix]
            Review of Economics and Statistics, 
2016, 98(3): 455-466.

Gender Gaps in Policy Making: Evidence from Direct Democracy
 (with Christina Gathmann). [Paper
            Economic Policy, 2015, 30(81): 141-181.

Promoting Rule Compliance with Daily Life: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment in the Public Libraries of Barcelona
 
(with José Apesteguia and Nagore Iriberri). [Paper]
            European Economic Review, 2013, 64: 266-284. 

Voter Preferences, Direct Democracy and Government Spending
 (with Christina Gathmann). 
[Paper][Web-Appendix]  
            European Journal of Political Economy, 2013, 32: 300-319. 

How do Electoral Systems Affect Fiscal Policy? Evidence from Canton Parliaments, 1890-2000
 (with Christina Gathmann). [Paper] [Web-Appendix]  
            Journal of the European Economic Association, 2013, 11(5): 1178-1203. 

            Management Science, 2012, 58(2),pp. 219-235 - lead article. 

  • Does Direct Democracy Reduce the Size of Government? New Evidence from Historical Data, 1890-2000
     (with Christina Gathmann). [Paper 

            Economic Journal2011, 121(557): 1252-1280.

Social Incentives and Voter Turnout: Evidence from the Swiss Mail Ballot System.
 [Paper 

            Journal of the European Economic Association2010, 8(5): 1077-1103. 

  • Is there an Expressive Function of Law? An Empirical Analysis of Voting Laws with Symbolic Fines
    .
     [Paper]

            American Law and Economics Review2007, 9: 135-159

Governmental Action, Social Norms and Criminal Behavior. 
[Paper]
            Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics2006, 161(3): 522-535. 

On the Effective Use of Stigma as a Crime Deterrent.
 
[Paper]
            European Economic Review2004, 48(4): 715-725 - lead article. 

Dynamic Interactions between Crimes
 (with Peter Kugler). 
[Paper]
            Economics Letters, 2003, 79: 291-298 - lead article. 

Identifying Efficient Crime Combating Policies by VAR-Models: The Example of Switzerland
 
(with Peter Kugler). 
[Paper
            Contemporary Economic Policy2003, 21: 525-538. 
 

Working Papers  

Gender Differences in Peer Recognition by Economists (with David Card, Stefano DellaVigna and Nagore Iriberri). 
[Paper

Does Scarcity of Female Instructors Create Demand for Diversity among Students? Evidence from Observational and Experimental Data (with Nagore Iriberri and Giulia Savio) 
[Paper]

Identifying the Effect of Election Closeness on Voter Turnout: Evidence from Swiss Referenda (with Leonardo Bursztyn, Davide Cantoni, Felix Schönenberger and Noam Yuchtman). [NBER Working Paper 23490] [Latest Draft]


Gender Differences in Academic Performance: The Role of Exam Design in Multiple-Choice Tests (with Helena Perrone).
[Latest Draft[CEPR Discussion Paper  11716]