Leo Azzollini

leo azzollini

Dr. Leo Azzollini holds a joint post as a Postdoctoral Research Officer in the Institute for New Economic Thinking within the Department of Social Policy and Intervention (DSPI), and in the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science within the Department of Sociology. Furthermore, he is a Non-Stipendiary Research Fellow at Nuffield College.
His key research focus is on the interplay between Social Stratification, Demography, and Democracy. To address these relationships, Leo integrates approaches from different social-scientific perspectives, including sociology, demography, economics, and political science.
Currently, his research explores the relationship between Social Stratification, Demography, and Democracy from two perspectives. As a joint researcher between LCDS and the Distributional National Accounts ERC Project, he focuses on the interplay between socio-economic inequalities and demographic behaviour, with a geographic focus on OECD countries. Secondly, Leo focuses on how social stratification shapes socio-political behaviour with a life course lens, examining outcomes such as electoral participation and political trust.

Leo Azzollini holds a PhD in Public Policy from Bocconi University in Milan (2021), with a thesis on “Social Stratification, Life Course, and Political Inequality”. Previously, he completed a M.Sc. in Political Economy of Europe at the London School of Economics (2015) and a B.Sc. in International Economics at Bocconi University (2014).”