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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

  • Have a look at Guido Alfani's column on Vox, "The top rich in Europe in the long run of history (1300 to present day)"
  • A huge congratulations to Guido Alfani, who has received his second ERC Grant for his proposal entitled Social Mobility and Inequality across Italy and Europe, 1300-1800! Click here for more details (the article is in Italian).
  • The next Dondena Seminar Series has concluded for the semester. Click here for details, when available, about the upcoming series.
  • The Dondena Political Economy Seminar Series has concluded for the semester. A special thank you to all who participated. Please click here for more details about this series.


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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 six ERC Grants. 

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