Monica Pratesi is Full Professor of Statistics (SECS-S/01) at the Department of Economics & Management of the University of Pisa since 2012.

She is currently on leave to direct the Department for Statistical Production of the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) until December 2024, where she coordinates 937 researchers and managers (49% of the Institute’s employees).

She held several and important institutional roles: she was elected President of the Italian Statistical Society (SIS) (2016-2020), President elected of the International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS) (2022-2023), member of the Council of ISTAT (2016-2022).

She was also Director of the Tuscan Universities Research Centre “Camilo Dagum” on  Advanced   Statistics for the Equitable and Sustainable Development, Member of the Teaching Board of the Ph.D. Programme in “Data Science” of the University of Pisa and Member of the Board of European Master in Official Statistics jointly organized by Eurostat and European Statistical System.

From the beginning, her work experiences and her studies were devoted to the statistical methods for official statistics. Her research fields poverty, survey and sampling methods, and official statistics for monitoring public policies. Her work is published in more than 100 papers on statistical method useful for Official Statistics in international journals (Computational Statistics, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Journal of Official Statistics, Survey Methodology) and conference proceedings. Her research also extends to the innovation of investigative methods, including the use of Big Data and Citizen Generated Data.

She has been involved in national and international projects and she was Holder of two Jean Monnet Chairs: “Small Area Methods for Monitoring of Poverty and Living Conditions in EU” (2015-2018) and “Small Area methods for Multidimensional Poverty and living conditions Indicators in EU/SAMPIEU” (2018-2021).

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