Brief Curriculum Vitae for Jan Michael Hoem


Born April 17, 1939, in Kristiansund N, Norway.
Died February, 25, 2017, in Stockholm, Sweden.

Academic degrees

Cand. act. (M.Sc., actuarial science), Oslo 1964.
Cand. real. (M.Sc., mathematical statistics), Oslo 1968.
Dr. philos. (D. Phil., mathematical statistics), Oslo 1969.


Academic career

  1. Teaching and Research Assistantships in Statistics, University of Oslo, 1961-1964.
  2. Research Statistician, Norwegian Computing Center, 1964/65.
  3. Assistant Professor of Theoretical Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oslo, 1965/69.
  4. Director, Socio-Demographic Research Unit, Central Bureau of Statistics of Norway, 1970-1974.
  5. Professor, Laboratory of Actuarial Mathematics, University of Copenhagen (Denmark), 1974-1981.
  6. Professor of Demography, especially Demometry, Stockholm University (Sweden), 1981-1999.
  7. Director of Abteilung 2 in the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, and Head of its Research Program on Fertility and Family Dynamics, 1999-2007. Director emeritus since July, 2007.
  8. Honorarprofessor in statistische Demographie, Universität Rostock, since 2002.
  9. IUSSP Laureate 2006.
  10. Guest Professor in the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA) since August 2009 (Professor Emeritus in Demometry).


Visiting and Adjoint appointments

  1. Mathematical Adviser, Central Bureau of Statistics of Norway, 1968/69.
  2. Visiting Scholar, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, 1969/70 (Ford Foundation Fellowship).
  3. External Lecturer in Actuarial Science, Department of Mathe¬matics, University of Oslo, 1970-1974.
  4. Visiting Professor, Department of Statistics, Stanford Uni¬versity, summer quarter, 1973.
  5. Visiting Professor, Center for Ecology and Demography and Mathematics Research Center, University of Wisconsin at Madison, summer quarter, 1977.
  6. Visiting Fellow, Economic Research Center, Yale University, fall semester, 1984.
  7. Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin at Madison, all of 1988.
  8. Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., February, 1996, March, 1997.
  9. Visiting Collaborator, Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies, Stanford University, August-September, 1997.
  10. Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, September, 1997, to June, 1998.


Professional memberships

  1. Actuarial Association of Norway.
  2. American Statistical Association.
  3. International Statistical Institute.
  4. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (Laureate 2006).
  5. Scandinavian Demographic Society (President, 1973/74; Honorary Member since 2007).
  6. Population Association of America.


Main professional activities