Raphaël Parchet

I am Associate Professor at the Università della Svizzera italiana - USI.

I joined the Università della Svizzera italiana in 2013 after one year of post-doctoral research at the University of Basel and the University of Lausanne. I obtained my PhD in Economics from the University of Lausanne in 2012.

My main research interests are in fiscal federalism, tax competition and regional economics.

I was awarded the following FNS grants:

  1. "Institutional Foundations of Industrialization, Financialization, and Globalization of the Swiss Economy. Evidence from 140 Years of the Commercial Registry". Sinergia Project joint with Elliott Ash (ETH), Marco d'Ambros (USI) and Tina Freyburg (UNISG). 2022-2026. [Project description]

  2. "Firms and tax competition in the digital economy: a data platform for geo-temporal network analysis'' (co-project leader with Marco d'Ambros), starting in February 2020 (NRP 77 "Digital Transformation"). 2020-2024. [Project description]

  3. "Sorting, Tax Competition and the Rise of Local Tax Havens", starting in 2019-2023. [Project description]

  4. "Fiscal Rules, Fiscal Performance and Tax Competition among Swiss Municipalities", 2015-2019 [Project description].

I am the Director of the Center for Federalism [website] at the Università della Svizzera italiana. I was part of the Sinergia project "The Swiss Confederation: A Natural Laboratory for Research on Fiscal and Political Decentralization" [website].

Main publications:

Working papers:


You can download my CV here: [CV]