Alexandra Tragaki | Demographic Situation: Problem, Risk or Challenge?

25 September, 2021 News

The demographic situation concerns the most developed countries nowadays and is a new reality that we cannot avoid and have to manage. Which is this reality?

Most demographic reports focus on declining birth rates and the consequent population shrinking. But is this the only dimension of modern demographic issues? After all, what is a “demographic issue”: is it a problem, a danger, or a challenge for the future? Does it concern citizens or states and how does affects the future?

The informative speech of Alexandra Tragaki will provide answers to the aforementioned questions.

Alexandra Tragaki is a Professor of Economic Demography at the Department of Geography of Harokopio University. She has served as President of the Department during 2015-2017 and from 2020 until today she is Assoc. Chairman. She holds a degree in Mathematics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a Master’s and PhD in Economic Demography from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). She has been a member of Harokopio University since 2002, while previously she has worked as a consultant in the Economic Research and Analysis Unit of the Council of Economic Experts (SOE) of the Ministry of National Economy (2000-2002) and as a researcher at the Institute of Economics and Industry. , specializing in social security issues. Her research interests include demographic developments and their interactions with the economy, economic policy issues with an emphasis on Social Security and the labor market, immigration and statistical analysis.

Speech title: Demographic Situation: Problem, Risk or Challenge? || Date & time: Sunday 26 September 12:00-12:30