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
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
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
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
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
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