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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

  • Workshop: "INEQUALITY AND POVERTY ACROSS GENERATIONS IN EUROPE", 2nd February 2018, 4:00PM, Bocconi University, Aula Manfredini, via Sarfatti 25, Milano. The event is organized jointly by Dondena and by the PAM department. Download the program here.

  • Workshop on Political Economy   will take place on the 8th of March 2018, at Bocconi University, Room 3 b3 sr 01 via Röntgen 1 (Milano). The event will start at 10 am. Further information are available here. You can download the full program here.

  • Workshop 2017 del Network Roberto Franceschi: video del convegno "La fabbrica dei mostri" video1 video2

  • The European Commission has just published the report on "Literature review on Taxation, Entrepreneurship and the collaborative economy". Dondena lead the research group working on the report, which can be downloaded here.

  • Congratulations to Anne Marie Thérèse Jeannet for being awarded an Early Career Grant from the Regional Studies Association for her project "Political Disaffection in Europe’s Rust Belt Regions"!


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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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