Summer Semester 2009

Joint Summer School of the IUSSP and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR)
Frontiers of Formal Demography

Organizers: Graziella Caselli (IUSSP), Heiner Maier (MPIDR)


2-10 June 2009 (eight lecture days, Sunday free)


Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany

Lecturers, topics and provisional schedule:

June 2-6 (Tuesday through Saturday):

  1. Shripad Tuljapurkar: Modeling Human and Animal Life Histories
  2. James Vaupel: Recent Advances in the Theory of Heterogeneity
  3. Elisabetta Barbi: Analysis of Mortality Surfaces
  4. Annette Baudisch: Biodemography
  5. Vladimir Canudas Romo: Decomposition Methods

Sunday free

June 8-10 (Monday through Wednesday):

  1. Hal Caswell: Matrix Population Models
  2. Griffith Feeney: Demographic Life Cycle Events: Time-Plotting and Tempo Effects
  3. German Rodriguez: Models of Fertility and Nuptiality

Recruitment of students:

How to apply:


The following institutions have awarded a total of 20 scholarships:

A scholarship is worth up to 1700 Euro. These scholarships will cover transportation costs plus daily expenses in Rostock – up to a maximum of 1700 Euro.

Program and Course Organization

The activity will normally be organised as following:

Program of the lectures

A detailed program will soon be announced.

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