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Francesco Billari

Professor of Demography, Bocconi University

I am Professor of Demography and Rector of Bocconi University, Milan. Previously, I worked at the University of Oxford (Department of Sociology, where I also served as Head of Department) and Nuffield College (where he was a Professorial Fellow), and at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Head of the Independent Research Group on the Demography of Early Adulthood). I also served as President and Secretary-General/Treasurer of the European Association for Population Studies, and I received the 'Clogg Award' from the Population Association of America in 2012. I am a Fellow of the British Academy, and an affiliate of the Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania.


  • –present
    Professor of demography, Bocconi University


  • 1998 
    Università di Padova, Ph.D in demography


Fellow of the British Academy