Author Antonio Cappiello

Title Luigi Bodio: promoter of the political and high scientific mission of statistics and pioneer of the international statistical cooperation.

Publisher RIEDS - Rivista Italiana di Economia, Demografia e Statistica / Italian Review of Economics, Demography and Statistics, n. LXVIII vol. 3-4, pages 199-205, July-December.

Language EN


Luigi Bodio (1840-1920) was an Italian economist and statistician, considered one of the founders of the Italian Statistics. He was one of the 21 founding members of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) in 1885, ISI Director-General during the first 20 years (1885-1905) and ISI President for 11 years (1909-1920). This article gives a short insight into Luigi Bodio’s life and may be useful to the Italian and the International Communities interested in the history of statistics and in the origins of international statistical cooperation.