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Corrado Gini's Biography

Born: May 23 1884, Motta di Livenza, Treviso
Died: March 13 1965, Rome
Research interests: Statistics, Demography, Sociology
Academic positions: 1910 University of Cagliari, 1913 University of Padua, 1925-1965 "La Sapienza" University of Rome
Honoris causa degreess: Economics at the Catholic University of Milan (1932), Sociology at the University of Geneva (1934), Sciences at Harvard University (1936), Social Sciences at the University of Cordoba, Argentine (1963).

He enrolled at the University of Bologna where he graduated from Law School in 1905. While completing his degree, he displayed a strong interest for other disciplines and, in addition to law, he also studied mathematics, economics, and biology. His subsequent scientific work developed along two main subject areas: the social sciences and statistics. His interests ranged well beyond the formal aspects of statistics and encompassed the laws that govern biological and social phenomena. In 1910 he was appointed to Chair of Statistics at the University of Cagliari and in 1913 he moved to the University of Padua. In 1920 he founded the statistics journal Metron, which he directed until his death and which never accepted articles that lacked any practical applications of statistical methodology. He became a professor at the University of Rome in 1925. At the University, he founded a lecture course on sociology, which he maintained until his retirement. He also set up the School of Statistics, in 1928, and, in 1936, the School of Statistical, Demographic and Actuarial Sciences. In 1928 Gini founded the Italian Committee for the Study of Populations (Comitato italiano per lo studio dei problemi della popolazione) which, two years later, organised the first Population Congress in Rome. In 1926 he was appointed as President of the Central Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) in Rome. He has put a strong effort to provide ISTAT with an efficient organization with the aim of making it as the only center for Italian statistical services. He resigned in 1932 in protest at interference of his work by the fascist regime. In 1934 he founded the journal Genus, housing papers of all the disciplines linked to population issues (demography, antropometry, biometrics, sociology, psychology). He was elected President of the Italian Statistical Society from 1941 to 1965.

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Important Deadlines

May 25, 2015

Paper submission

July 5, 2015

Author notification

July 8, 2015

Final Version



  • Scientific Program Committee

Corrado Crocetta (chairman)

Università di Foggia

Matilde Bini

Università Europea di Roma

Giorgio Calzolari

Università di Firenze

Maurizio Carpita

Università di Brescia

Stefano Campostrini

Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia

Giovanni D’Alessio

Banca d’Italia

Filippo Domma

Università della Calabria

Cristina Freguja


Giovanni Maria Giorgi

Sapienza Università di Roma

Antonio Lijoi

Università di Pavia

Donata Marasini

Università di Milano-Bicocca

Laura Neri

Università di Siena

Filomena Racioppi

Sapienza Università di Roma

Giancarlo Ragozini

Università di Napoli Federico II

Rosella Rettaroli

Università di Bologna

Dino Rizzi

Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia

Salvatore Strozza

Università di Napoli Federico II

Maria Letizia Tanturri

Università di Padova


  • Local Organizing Committee

Stefano Campostrini (chairman)

Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia

Romano Astolfo

Università di Padova

Giovanni Bertin

Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia

Monica Billio

Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia

Eugenio Brentari

Università di Brescia

Barbara Cafarelli

Università di Foggia

Rina Camporese


Domenico De Stefano

Università di Trieste

Giovanni Favero

Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia

Stefano Mazzuco

Università di Torino

Francesca Parpinel

Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia

Andrea Pastore

Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia

Luigi Pieri

Tesoriere SIS

Claudia Pizzi

Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia

Marco Pizzuti

Segreteria SIS

Mario Romanazzi

Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia

Bruno Scarpa

Università di Padova

Debora Slanzi

Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia

Arjuna Tuzzi

Università di Padova


Organized by: Italian Statistical Society (SIS), Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in collaboration with the Department of Statistical Sciences University of Padua


Papers' Publication

All the uploaded publications on the conferece web-site will have the following ISBN: 978 886787 4521

A selection of extended papers presented at the conference will be eligible for publication in the two journals founded by Corrado Gini:


and additionally, in the following journals:

Studies in Theoretical and Applied Statistics - Selected Papers of the Statistical Societies
Quality and Quantity
Social Indicators


Topics and Keywords


  • Biology
  • Demography
  • Economics
  • Official statistics
  • Sociology
  • Statistics

Key Words

Fertility, families and households
Formal Demography
Generalized Gini measures
Gini indices
History of statistics
Income and Wealth
Income Distribution Models
Indexes decompositions
Labor economics
Logic in statistics
Migration and migrant populations
Mortality, ageing and longevity
Population evolutions, development and environment
Population theories and models
Poverty and deprivation
Social, economic and spatial segregation
Stochastic Orders
The amount and composition of the Wealth of Nations
The biology of population cycles
The dangers of statistics
The extent of collective phenomena
Theory and measurement of inequality and well-being


Contact information

President of Organizing Committee: Stefano Campostrini

President of Program Committee: Corrado Crocetta

Società Italiana di Statistica: tel +39 06.6869845 -

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About Treviso

Treviso is a city and comune in Veneto.It is the capital of Province of Treviso and the municipality has 82.854 inhabitants.
From Treviso is possible to catch up Venice or Padova in only 20 minutes by Train


Satellite Meeting

  • Conference "Corrado Gini professor of statistics at Padua University"- Padua, September 07, 2015
  • Conference "Statistical analysis of judical, forensic and educational phenomena" - Padua, September 08, 2015
  • Conference "Statistics and data science for business"- Padua, September 08, 2015
  • Conference "Stats under the stars" - Padua, September 08, 2015
  • Conference "Dealing with complexity in society; from plurality of data synthetic indicators"- Padua, September 17/18, 2015

Final conference of the Project "Methodology of composite indicators and their use for the evaluation of performance of municipalities and universities"


Conference fees

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Conference Venue

Treviso - Ca' Foscari University of Venice


Riviera Santa Margherita 76

31100 Treviso




Lunch and Coffee Break will be served at the: "Circolo Unificato dell'Esercito - Treviso"

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