President, Foundation for Subsidiarity
Professor of Statistics, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy
Giorgio Vittadini is the Founder and President of the Foundation for Subsidiarity (Fondazione per la Sussidiarietà), in Milan, Italy, which provides educational and training programs, conducts research projects, editorial and publishing activities, conferences and seminars, and it is also the editor of the online newspaper ilsussidiario.net.
He is a Professor of Methodological Statistics in the Statistical Department at the University of Milan Bicocca.
The principal areas of Dr. Vittadini’s statistical work are: Multivariate Analysis, Structural and Latent Variables Models, Evaluation Problems in the field of Public Utility Services (with particular reference to education and health) and Human Capital Estimation.
From 1997 to 2005, he launched and directed the Interuniversity Research Center for Public Utility Services (C.R.I.S.P.).
He is a member of the Italian Society of Statistics, the American Statistical Association and the International Statistical Institute.
His scholarly works have been published in national and international scientific journals.
Dr. Vittadini has published and edited several books, published in journals and in the main Italian newspapers on social and economic themes, particularly regarding subsidiarity, human capital, welfare, and non-profit organizations.
He is a member of the board of The Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples (Meeting per l’Amicizia tra i Popoli), an annual, week-long cultural festival held each August in Rimini, Italy, that sees 1 million visitors, and has been called one of the most significant cultural events in Europe.
He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Politecnico Foundation in Milan.
He is a member of the advisory board of the Crossroads Cultural Center (in USA).
In 2005, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs awarded Giorgio Vittadini with the Gold Medal Award for the Promotion of Italian Culture Abroad.
He founded Companions in Work (Compagnia delle Opere) an international association of 30,000 businesses inspired by the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church, and served as its President until 2003.
Giorgio Vittadini was born in Milan, Italy on February 20, 1956. In 1979, he graduated with honours in Economics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy, and was the 10th recipient of the Gemelli Award for the best graduate of the year. In 1986 he completed his doctoral research in Methodological Statistics at the University of Trento.