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The Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy (Dondena), established at Università Bocconi in 2006, is an international, interdisciplinary centre for social science research relevant to individuals, societies, businesses, institutions, and economies. Its members come from different fields of the social sciences, including demography and epidemiology, economic and social history, political science, public economics, and sociology. Its activities are organized into three research units: Politics and Institutions, Population Dynamics and Health, and the Welfare State and Taxation. Click here to learn more...


Special Announcements

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  • It's here! The 2017 Alp-Pop Call for Papers is available and your submission is due by September 1. Click here for all the details.
  • The Dondena Centre is pleased to be a co-organizer and sponsor of the upcoming 13th International Conference on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics in Stirling, U.K., September 1-3. Click here for the website.
  • Network Roberto Franceschi will meet on September 30 for the conference "Troppo accoglienza? I rifugiati e la coscienza europea." Click here for more information.
  • The Dondena Gender Initiative has received a €12,000 grant from EUPOLIS. Click here to learn more.
  • The Welfare State and Taxation Unit invites submissions for its first workshop on Public Policy November 14-15. Click here for details.




Dondena Centre
Università Bocconi
via Guglielmo Rontgen, 1
20136 Milano - Italy

Tel. +39.02.5836.5384
Fax +39.02.5836.2798




The Dondena Centre is home to five ERC Grants. 

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