Francesco C. Billari is Bocconi’s Dean of the Faculty. Professor of Demography in the Department of Social and Political Sciences, President of the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policies and a Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College, University of Oxford. He joined the Bocconi faculty in 2017. He is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA).
His main interest is the study of population change, family and the life course. More specifically, he has worked on fertility and family change, the transition to adulthood, life course analysis, population forecasting, agent-based modelling. He has collaborated in designing comparative survey-based studies, namely the Generations and Gender Programme and a rotating module for the European Social Survey. He is the Principal Investigator of the European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant Discont (2017-2022).
He is currently an Editor of Population Studies and a Deputy Editor of Demography. He has been the Editor- in-Chief of Advances in Life Course Research from its foundation as a journal to 2016. He is Honorary President, previously President and Secretary-General/Treasures of the European Association for Population Studies. He is President of the Council of Advisors of Population Europe. He is a council member of the British Association for Population Studies.