Francesco Billari, Digital Revolution and Demographic Behavior - Descripción
This lecture will discuss a double-sided view of the relationship between the digital revolution and demographic behavior. In the first part, we will discuss some examples based on ‘digital breadcrumbs’ that people leave online, on how we can exploit the digital revolution to gather new information about demographic behavior. In the second part, we will consider theoretical mechanisms and empirical evidence on how the digital revolution – and in particular the spread of the Internet – influences demographic behavior. Both parts are informative about the emerging centrality of the digital revolution for demography today.
Francesco Billari, Digital Revolution and Demographic Behavior - Biografía
Francesco C Billari is Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Demography at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy. At Bocconi, his activities are within the Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management, and he serves as the President of the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy, and as a Fellow of the Bocconi Initiative on Data Science and Analytics. He is Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has served as President of the European Association for Population Studies and is one of the founders of Population Europe. He has worked for the University of Oxford (Department of Sociology), the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, and received a PhD in Demography from the University of Padua. He currently serves as Editor of Population Studies and Deputy Editor of , and as PI of the ERC-funded advanced grant “DisCont”.