Guido Alfani is associate professor at Bocconi University, Milan. His fields of interest include economic history and demography, with a focus on long-term dynamics.
He is Director of the Master of Science in Economic and Social Disciplines (ESS/DES) and Managing Director of Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics.
He cooperates with international research institutions such as the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure (U.K.), EHESS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), the Centre for Population Studies of Umeå University (Sweden) and the Centre Roland Mousnier of Sorbonne (Paris), and has been European Visiting Research Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (U.K.) and Visiting Professor at Bordeaux University (France). He is also a member of IGIER (at Bocconi University) and of Centre for Research on Lombardy during the Spanish period (at Pavia university).
Since 2006 he is Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Glasgow (U.K.).
In 2011 he has been awarded an ERC Starting Research Grant for the project EINITE-Economic Inequality across Italy and Europe, 1300-1800 (project running from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016).
He is the chief editor of the journal Popolazione e Storia and is a member of the editorial board of Genus.
Together with Vincent Gourdon he founded and organizes the international scientific network Patrinus.
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