Gustavo De Santis

Professor of Demography at the University of Firenze.

A member of the most important scientific associations, he is currently the Italian Representative at the UN Commission on Population and Development (New York), is the President of the Scientific Council of the INED (Paris), and co-Director of the Florence School on Euro-Mediterranean Migration and Development, organized by the University of Florence and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (Florence). He is the President of the cultural association “Neodemos” (, and chief editor of the website N-IUSSP (

Referee for several leading journals (Ageing and Society, Cahiers québécois de démographie, Demographic Research, European Journal of Population, Genus, Population, Population and Development Review, Population et société, Social Indicators Research, …) he is especially interested in the study of pension systems.