Monica Pratesi is Full Professor of Statistics (SECS-S/01) at the Department of Economics & Management of the University of Pisa, 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. She is elected President of the Italian Statistical Society (SIS) from 2016 (2016-2020).
Since 2012 she is member of the International Statistical Institute and until 2017 she was vice President elected of the International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS)
From the beginning, her work experiences and her studies were devoted to the statistical methods for official statistics. Her research fields include small area estimation, inference in elusive population, non-response in telephone and Internet surveys, design effect in fitting statistical models. Her work is published in more than 80 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.
She has been involved in national and international projects: she coordinated SAMPLE project (FP7) and she has been involved in the INGRID infrastructure (FP7). Currently, she is Principal Investigator for the University of Pisa for the project INGRID-2 (Integrating and servicing European expertise on inclusive growth from data to policy) financed under the EU programme H2020 (H2020-INFRAIA-2016-1) (2017- 2021) and Principal Investigator for the University of Pisa for the project MAKSWELL (MAKing Sustainable development and WELL-being frameworks work for policy) financed under the EU programme H2020 ( H2020-SC6-CO-CREATION-2017) (2017-2020). She was Holder of the Jean Monnet Chair “Small Area Methods for Monitoring of Poverty and Living Conditions in EU” (2015-2018) and now she results Winner of the Jean Monnet Chair “Small Area methods for Multidimensional Poverty and living conditions Indicators in EU/SAMPIEU” (2018-2021).