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I am a PhD student in the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Bologna. I am currently involved in the research project GENPOP (Genes, genealogies and the evolution of demographic change and social inequality) funded by the European Research Council.

I have been a visiting scholar at the Bayesian Demography Laboratory at the University of Toronto and at the Research Laboratory on Kinship Inequalities at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.

I am a Statistician with an strong interest in Formal Demography, Kinship Dynamics, Digital and Computational Demography and Bayesian Statistics

In my PhD thesis, I develop a Bayesian model to examine fertility patterns in Europe and North America during the historical periods lacking ground-truth demographic data. Harnessing a similar Bayesian model, I aim to estimate male and female Total Fertility Rates at a subnational level. Additionally, I provide a critical analysis about the employment of digital family trees for population studies.

I am a strong advocate of promoting demographic research across multiple disciplines.

I am also very passionate about teaching. I believe it is vital to foster enthusiasm in understanding and using Statistics and Demography to answer key societal questions.

Contact me

If you are working on similar topics or are interested in my work, you can reach out to me. (riccardo.omenti2@unibo.it)

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