Online Seminar Talk
Regional Mortality Analysis during the Outbreak of COVID-19: Two Case Studies
Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography
Online Seminar Talk via Zoom, October 21, 2020
Ugofilippo Basellini, research scientist at the Digital and Computational Demography Laboratory investigates regional differences in COVID-19 mortality by analyzing two different case studies: Italy and England &Wales.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has highlighted important regional differences in terms of mortality from the virus. In this talk, we will investigate regional differences in COVID-19 mortality by analyzing two different case studies: Italy and England & Wales. In the first part of the talk, we will shed light on the underlying factors that have contributed to regional differences in COVID-19 mortality across Italian regions. In the second part of the talk, we will leverage digital data sources to study the relationship between excess mortality and mobility restrictions across regions in England & Wales.
Ugofilippo Basellini is a research scientist in the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, and an associated researcher at the Institut national d’études démographiques (INED). Formerly, he was a joint PhD student at the INED and at the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics (CPOP) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), where he obtained his PhD in February 2020 with a dissertation on "New Approaches in Mortality Modelling and Forecasting".