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Professor Li-Chun Zhang Dr. Scient.

Professor of Social Statistics

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Professor Li-Chun Zhang is Professor of Social Statistics within Social Statistics & Demography at the University of Southampton.

I joined Statistics Norway as a Researcher in 1997 after I obtained my Dr. Scient. in Statistics. I became a Senior Researcher (professor equivalent) in 2006. I came to University of Southampton in 2012, but I still maintain a part-time position at Statistics Norway.

Research interests

  • Data integration
  • Statistical uses of administrative sources
  • Survey sampling
  • Sample coordination
  • Graph sampling
  • Treatment of non-sampling errors
  • Small area estimation
  • Price index
  • Statistical data editing
  • Population size estimation
  • Statistical learning


  • 2017-2021: InGRID-2 Integrating Research Infrastructure for European expertise on Inclusive Growth from data to policy, EU Horizon 2020 programme.  Consortium: Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, U
  • 2016-2018: Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) UK, Innovations in Small Area Estimation Methodologies.
  • 2016-2018: ESSnet Quality Measurements for Multisource Statistics. Consortium: Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway.
  • 2014-2018: ADRC-E Administrative Data Research Centre England, 2014-2018.
  • 2010 - 2012: BLUE-ETS (SSH-CT-2010-24467), EU's 7th framework project on Enterprise and Trade Statistics. Germany, Italy, Netherland, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia Sweden and UK.
  • 2010 - 2011: ESSnet Small Area Estimation. Consortium: France, Germany, Italy, Netherland, Norway, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and UK.
  • 2010 - 2011: ESSnet Data Integration. Consortium: Italy, Netherland, Norway, Poland, Spain and Switzerland.
  • 2008 - 2010: RISQ (SSH-2007-6.3-01, Reference no. 216036), EU's 7th framework project on Representativity Indicators for Survey Quality. Consortium: Belgium, Netherland, Norway, Slovenia and UK.
  • 2001 - 2003: EURAREA (IST 2000-26290), EU's 5th framework project on small area estimation. Consortium: Finland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and UK.
  • 2001 - 2003: DACSEIS (IST 2000-26057), EU's 5th framework project on variance estimation for complex surveys. Consortium: Austria, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and UK.

Research group

Administrative Data

  • Associate Editor of Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Official Statistics
  • Associate Editor of Survey Methodology
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Professor Li-Chun Zhang
Social Statistics & Demography Social Sciences University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

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