FRANCESCO CANDELORO BILLARI
Courses a.y. 2021/2022
20546 SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH & INSTITUTIONS AND ECONOMIC OUTCOMES
20615 POPULATION DYNAMICS AND POLICIES
40343 ADVANCED TOPICS IN SOCIAL DYNAMICS
40348 POPULATION STUDIES AND DEMOGRAPHY
Francesco Billari is currently Deputy Rector and Dean of the Faculty, as well as Professor of Demography in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Bocconi University.
He graduated from Bocconi University with a degree in Political Economy in 1994, with a specialization in Statistics and Operations Research. In 1997 he was a Doctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, and obtained a PhD in Demography from the University of Padua (Department of Statistical Sciences) in 1998. From 1999 to 2002 he was the leader of a research group at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock.
A Professor of Demography at Bocconi University from 2002 to 2012 (until 2005 Associate and later Full Professor), Francesco Billari subsequently moved to the University of Oxford as Statutory Professor of Sociology and Demography and Director of the Department of Sociology, and as Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, before returning to his alma mater in 2017.
He has held several academic positions at an international level, including Distinguished International Scholar at the Department of Sociology and the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania (2008-2009), and Visiting Professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (2007).
He was President, Secretary-General and Treasurer of the European Association for Population Studies and President of the Italian Association for Population Studies, a section of the Italian Statistical Society. He has also held positions on the scientific councils of various institutions, including the Center for Demographic Studies at the Institut National d'Études Démographiques, the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, the Paris School of Economics and the Vienna Institute of Demography.
For his research contributions on demography and study of life courses, sociology and social policies, Francesco Billari was appointed Fellow of the British Academy (2014), Foreign Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2014) and Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology (2010).
In 2012, the Population Association of America awarded him the Clifford C. Clogg Award for Mid-Career Achievement. He also received an Honorary Doctorate from the Faculty of Economic, Social and Political Sciences and Communication from Université Catholique de Louvain (2013).
Le sue ricerche sono state pubblicate da riviste generaliste, come Nature e PNAS, e dalle migliori riviste internazionali in campo demografico, sociologico, statistico ed epidemiologico, avendo anche ricoperto ruoli editoriali in Advances in Life Course Research (come founding editor), Population Studies, Demographic Research, Demography. Ha ottenuto finanziamenti competitivi di ricerca dall’European Research Council (Advanced Investigator Grant) e da altri primari programmi a livello nazionale e internazionale.
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