Monica Pratesi

  • Board Member

Monica Pratesi is Professor of Statistics at Pisa University, where she has been since 2002. She also currently serves as Director of the School of the Italian Statistical Society. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Statistics from the University of Florence in 1993. From 1993 to 1996 she worked at the University of Florence as research assistant, and from 1997 to 2001 at the University of Bergamo as Associate Professor of Statistics.
Her research interests are in small area estimation, inference in elusive populations, nonresponse in telephone and Internet surveys, design effect in fitting statistical models. Professor Pratesi is co-author of Metodi di stima in presenza di errori non campionari (Springer, 2012) and is the author of over fifty papers on survey methodology and analysis of survey data.
She has been the scientific coordinator and principal investigator of many research projects on Small Area Statistics funded by the European Commission and by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (see SAMPLE project, Small Area Method for Poverty and Living Conditions Estimates, 7th FP). At present she is involved as reference person of the University of Pisa in the project EFRAME (European FRAmework for MEasuring progress) and in the project INGRID (Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion) funded under the 7th Framework Programme by the European Commission.
Since 2009 she is a member of the council of the International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS) and since 2012 she is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.

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