Biographical notes (1995)


Alfonso Barrada is a Doctor of Law and a retired civil servant from the Technical Section of the Social Security Administration.

He was the lecturer on Legal Institutions in the Social Security in the Economic Sciences and Business Studies Faculty of Complutense University and lecturer in Social History at the Escuela Social de Madrid. He is a member of the European Institute of Social Security which has its headquarters in Lovaina.

From 1982 until he retired from the civil service he was responsible for the Spanish Statistical data which formed part of the European System of Integrated Social Protection Statistics (SEEPROS) and was a member of the corresponding Work Group in the Statistical Office of the European Communities (EUROSTAT). It was under his supervision that the Spanish version of volume I of the SEEPROS methodology was published by EUROSTAT in 1986.

He has had several books and articles published on Social Protection.


Mercedes Alcalde graduated in Economic Sciences and is a civil servant in the Management Department of the State Civil Administration. She is head of the Statistics Service SEEPROS of the General Sub-management of Statistics in the Ministry of Work and Social Security.

Since 1982 she has been working on the preparation of Spanish statistical data termed according to the European System of Integrated Social Protection Statistics (SEEPROS).


Cor N. Gorter (1946) graduated in Economics at the Erasmus Uniersity in Rotterdam. He had several functions in Statistics Netherlands (balance of payments, international reporting, national accounts research department) before joining EUROSTAT in 1991, where his principal tasks concerned the revision of the national accounts and the ESSPROS methodologies. Publications on several issues related to national and social accounts.


Kenneth Hugh Pollock obtained his B.Sc. Agriculture (Biometry) at the University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1968. In 1972 obtained a M.S. in Biometry and in 1974 a Ph.D. in the same subject from the Comell University, U.S.A.

At present, he is Professor of Statistics, Biomathematics and Zoology at the Department of Statistics at the North Carolina State University in Raleigh (North Carolina).

He has received numerous best paper awards for his articles in the magazines "Journal of Wildlife Management" and "Wildlife Monograph", as well as in the magazine "Ecology". In 1994, he received a distinguished achievement award from the American Statistical Association.

He has collaborated in numerous scientific publications and has published over 80 papers with the primary emphasis being on ecological sampling methods.


Pekka Myrskylä obtained his B.Sc. in Political Economics at the University of Helsinki in 1972.

He has been a member of the "Nordic Committee on Population Projections" since 1976 up to 1979 and a member of the "Nordic Committee on Population Statistics" since 1982 up to 1988. At present, he is a member of the "International Association for Official Statistics", of the "Finnish Statistical Society" and of the "Finnish Demographic Society".

At present, he is Project Leader of Population and Housing Census 1990 at Statistics Finland. Previously, he has been a Planning officer in Population and Housing Census 1970, Head of Data Collection Division in Population and Housing Census 1980 and Project Leader of Register Based Employment Statistics 1981-1989 at the mentioned Statistics Institute.

He has published numerous articles on demographic topics in specialized magazines.


Wolfgang Mohr obtained his B. Sc. in Mathematics and Applied Economics at the University Johannes-Gutenberg of Mainz in 1974.

Since 1975 up to 1988 he was Data Processing Departamental Manager at the Statistics Institute of the Rheinland-Pfalz and at present he is the General Director of the mentioned Institute.