CIVICA | Lecture by Francesco Billari on the current socio-economic causes of demographic transition and the associated future challenge

Event date:
4.09.2023, 13:30 - 15:00
Lecture by Professor Francesco Billari is the opening lecture of the Summer School on Demography in Warsaw.

This lecture aims to provide a broader, social and economic background to demographic changes and related future challenges. The above-mentioned changes will lead to a significant shift in demographic structures in the near future, which in turn will affect local and global economies and social relations. This requires a shift in the overall paradigm of how social and political institutions should adapt to the coming changes. This includes the role of education, local government and political and social leaders. The lecture will provide a more general framework for the detailed issues that will be covered in class.


Francesco Billari

Francesco Billari is Professor of Demography and Rector of the Bocconi University since November 2022, after his service as Dean of the Faculty. He worked at the University of Oxford (Department of Sociology, where he 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).

He served as President and Secretary-General/Treasurer of the European Association for Population Studies, and received the ‘Clogg Award’ from the Population Association of America in 2012. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and an affilate of the Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania.

His main interests are fertility and family change, the transition to adulthood, life course analysis, population forecasting, digitalization and demography, and comparative surveys. He has published in scientific journals in demography, economics, epidemiology and public health, geography, sociology, and statistics. He has worked in a number of international projects, and currently for the PI of an European Research Council Advanced Grant.


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CIVICA & SGH Warsaw School of Economics