About us

The Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy (Dondena) is an international centre for applied research based on an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of Population Dynamics and Health, Politics and Institutions, and Taxation and the Welfare State.

Its researchers develop and adopt innovative analytical methods to understand and evaluate complex relationships and changes over time.
The Centre’s work is organized into three Research Areas and one Lab:


The Centre hosts several large research projects, funded by a variety of sources.
Some MSc Students may also conduct their curricular (or non-curricular) internship within the Centre.
Students interested in such opportunities may direct their inquiries to  Marco Bonetti

The Dondena Centre is member of the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR).