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 three FNS grants:

  1. "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").

  2. "Sorting, Tax Competition and the Rise of Local Tax Havens", starting in September 2019.

  3. "Fiscal Rules, Fiscal Performance and Tax Competition among Swiss Municipalities", starting in November 2015 [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:

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You can download my CV here: [CV]