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Arnstein Aassve

Arnstein Aassve is a Norwegian professor in demography, current director of the PhD program in Public Policy and Administration and former dean of the Undergraduate School at Bocconi University. His research lies in the intersection of sociology and economics and is focused on studying the effects of globalisation and culture on demographic outcomes. Aassve started his higher education career in 1988 with a BSc in Economics and Computer Science from Molde University College, he moved to the University of Bristol where he obtained his Diploma in Economics, MSc in Economics and Finance, in 2000 his PhD in Economics with a thesis on an econometric analysis of family formation. Aassve is married with two children and is living in Milan, he is an avid downhill skier. After he obtained his PhD from the University of Bristol, Aassve started his academic career at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research as a research scientist, he stayed there two years where he published several papers on transition to adulthood and home leaving.

He moved back to the UK for a tenured position as lecturer in Economics at the University of Leicester and afterwards as a Chief Research Officer at the Institute for Economic and Social Research. In this period he continued his research in demography and family formation but focused on their interaction with poverty. In 2007 he moved to Italy. An assistant professor in Demography, he became an associate professor, deputy director of DONDENA Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and programme director of the bachelor's in international economics and finance. In 2014 Aassve became dean of the undergraduate school, he is honorary fellow at University of Wisconsin – Madison, director of the PhD program in Public Policy and administration, associate editor of the European Journal of Population and chair of the panel for the social sciences and humanities starting grant 2018. Aassve was one of the first researchers to put demographic trends into the perspective of welfare regime classification, his research has focused on how demographic trends can be understood through trends in welfare provision and trust.

By developing this theory and publishing articles providing theoretical and empirical evidence, he carried out the role of principal investigator for several research funds and grants, among which: “Poverty dynamics and fertility in developing countries”, 2004 “GGP”, European Framework Program 7 Infrastructure project, 2008 “MULTILINKS”, European Framework Program 7, 2008 “Consequences of Demographic Change”, European Research Council, 2008 “Institutional Family Demography", European Research Council, 2017 Aassve obtained the Dirk van de Kaa award in Social Demography 2014. This Award honours outstanding achievements by an individual scholar in social demography, the interplay of population dynamics and social change, he is the co-founder of the interdisciplinary Alp-Pop Conference. Initiated in 2011 it has attracted world leading social scientists concerned with population issues. Murtin, F. Fleischer, L. Siegerink, V. Aassve, A. Algan, Y. and others.. Trust and its determinants, OECD. Aassve, A. Mencarini, L. & Sironi, M..

Institutional change and fertility. European Sociological Review, 31, 749-765. Aassve, A. Fuochi, G. & Mencarini, L.. Desperate housework: Relative resources, time availability, economic dependency, gender ideology across Europe. Journal of Family Issues, 35, 1000-1022. Aassve, A. Cottini, E. & Vitali, A.. Youth prospects in a time of economic recession. Demographic Research, 29, 949-962. Aassve, A. Arpino, B. & Goisis, A.. Grandparenting and mothers’ labour force participation: A comparative analysis using the generations and gender survey. Demographic Research, 27, 53-84. Aassve, A. Burgess, S. M. Dickson, M. & Propper, C.. Modelling poverty by not modelling poverty: an application of a simultaneous hazards approach to the UK. Bocconi University's faculty IFAMID's Principal Investigator

Matthew H. Clark

Matthew Harvey Clark is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the Eighth Bishop of Rochester from 1979 until 2012. Matthew Clark was born in New York, to Matthew and Grace Clark, he attended Catholic Central High School in Troy and Holy Cross College in Worcester, before entering Mater Christi Seminary in Albany. He attended St. Bernard's Seminary in Rochester, furthered his studies in Rome at the Pontifical North American College and the Pontifical Gregorian University. While in Rome, Clark was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Martin O'Connor on December 19, 1962, he obtained a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from the Gregorian in 1963 and, upon his return to the United States, taught at the Vincentian Institute in Albany while serving at Our Lady of Mercy Parish. Clark returned to the Gregorian in 1964, earning a Licentiate of Canon Law in 1966. From 1966 to 1967, he was vice-chancellor for the Diocese of Albany, he served as assistant pastor at St. Ambrose Parish in Latham and chairman of the Diocesan Priests' Personnel Board.

In 1972, Clark returned to Rome again to serve as assistant spiritual director of the North American College. He became its full spiritual director in 1974. On April 23, 1979, Clark was appointed the eighth Bishop of Rochester by Pope John Paul II, he received his episcopal consecration on the following May 27 from John Paul II himself, with Archbishop Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy and Eduardo Martínez Somalo serving as co-consecrators, at St. Peter's Basilica, he selected as his episcopal motto: "God's Love Endures Forever". Clark succeeded the retiring Joseph Lloyd Hogan, was formally installed at the Rochester War Memorial on June 26, 1979, his 33-year tenure as Bishop is the second-longest in the Diocese of Rochester's history, following the 40-year-long tenure of its founding bishop, Bernard John McQuaid. Seen as a progressive, Clark has been criticized for being overly tolerant of homosexuality and challenging the Vatican's position of not allowing homosexual priests. In 1986, Clark was forced by Cardinal Ratzinger at the Vatican to withdraw his imprimatur, or church approval, from a sex education manual written by a priest in his parish as being "defective" about church teachings.

Clark has received some credit for clamping down on abusive priests and in 2004 the diocese was deemed to be in "full compliance" with the US Conference of Catholic Bishops charter for the protection of children and young people. Clark presided over the unpopular closing of many of Rochester's schools and parishes pledging to complete the "re-sizing" of the diocese prior to his retirement in 2012. Others associate the sharp decline in church attendance with his tenure. In 2003 Clark was criticized over his $11 million renovation and liturgical re-alignment of Sacred Heart Cathedral. Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Bishop Clark from the pastoral governance of the Rochester diocese on September 21, 2012. At the time of Bishop Clark's retirement, no successor was named. Bishop Robert Joseph Cunningham served as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Rochester, in addition to his responsibilities as Bishop of Syracuse, until the installation of Salvatore Matano. Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester Official Site