Patricia Funk is Professor of Economics at Università della Svizzera italiana. Previous positions held were Associate Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. Her research is on social incentives and behaviour, political institutions, and gender. Her work has been published in various international journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Economic Journal and Management Science.