Brief Curriculum Vitae for Jan Michael Hoem
Born April 17, 1939, in Kristiansund N, Norway.
Died February, 25, 2017, in Stockholm, Sweden.
Cand. act. (M.Sc., actuarial science), Oslo 1964.
Cand. real. (M.Sc., mathematical statistics), Oslo 1968.
Dr. philos. (D. Phil., mathematical statistics), Oslo 1969.
- Teaching and Research Assistantships in Statistics, University of Oslo, 1961-1964.
- Research Statistician, Norwegian Computing Center, 1964/65.
- Assistant Professor of Theoretical Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oslo, 1965/69.
- Director, Socio-Demographic Research Unit, Central Bureau of Statistics of Norway, 1970-1974.
- Professor, Laboratory of Actuarial Mathematics, University of Copenhagen (Denmark), 1974-1981.
- Professor of Demography, especially Demometry, Stockholm University (Sweden), 1981-1999.
- 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.
- Honorarprofessor in statistische Demographie, Universität Rostock, since 2002.
- IUSSP Laureate 2006.
- Guest Professor in the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA) since August 2009 (Professor Emeritus in Demometry).
Visiting and Adjoint appointments
- Mathematical Adviser, Central Bureau of Statistics of Norway, 1968/69.
- Visiting Scholar, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, 1969/70 (Ford Foundation Fellowship).
- External Lecturer in Actuarial Science, Department of Mathe¬matics, University of Oslo, 1970-1974.
- Visiting Professor, Department of Statistics, Stanford Uni¬versity, summer quarter, 1973.
- Visiting Professor, Center for Ecology and Demography and Mathematics Research Center, University of Wisconsin at Madison, summer quarter, 1977.
- Visiting Fellow, Economic Research Center, Yale University, fall semester, 1984.
- Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin at Madison, all of 1988.
- Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., February, 1996, March, 1997.
- Visiting Collaborator, Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies, Stanford University, August-September, 1997.
- Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, September, 1997, to June, 1998.
- Actuarial Association of Norway.
- American Statistical Association.
- International Statistical Institute.
- International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (Laureate 2006).
- Scandinavian Demographic Society (President, 1973/74; Honorary Member since 2007).
- Population Association of America.
Main professional activities
- Associate Editor of Theoretical Population Biology (1970-1990).
- Associate Editor of Insurance: Mathematics and Economics (1981-1983).
- Contributing Editor of Insurance Abstracts and Reviews (1981-1983).
- Associate Editor of IMA Journal of Mathematics Applied in Medicine and Biology (1983-1986).
- Section Editor for Demography, International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (1998-2001).
- Editor of the online journal Demographic Research (July 1999 to September 2006).
- Editor-in-Chief of the news organ Demografische Forschung aus erster Hand (2004 to mid-2006).
- Member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Population.
- Chairman of the Stockholm University Demography Unit 1983-96; initiator of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in demography at this university, editor of Stockholm Research Reports in Demography (1981-1996) and of the Unit’s series of Internal Memoranda (1984-96).
- Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, 1999-2007; Executive Director 2001-2004. Director Emeritus since June, 2007.
- Member or chairman of innumerable academic committees; frequent guest lecturer; sometime external examiner at the Universities of Oslo, Trondheim and Copenhagen; organizer of Nordic summer course in event-history analysis in 1985; participant in the planning and analysis of three Fertility and Family Surveys (Norway 1988, Sweden 1981 and 1992, initiator of the latter); participant in the planning of the Generations and Gender Programme; personal experience of the cleaning of many demographic data sets.