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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...


Thank you to all who participated in the Dondena Centre's 10th anniversary celebration. 

Click here for details about, and presentations from, the workshop that marked the occasion, Inequalities.



Special Announcements

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  • Applications are still being accepted for the 2016 Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research, being held at Bocconi from June 27 through July 1. Click here for details.
  • The Dondena Seminar Series and Dondena Political Economy Seminar Series have concluded for the term. Thank you to all who participated!




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. 

Click here to learn more.