MARIA GRAZIA PITTAUProfessore Associato di Economia e Statistica
Maria Grazia Pittau is associate professor of Economic Statistics at the Department of Statistical Sciences at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, since 2007. During 2005-2007 she was research fellow at the Department of Statistics at Columbia University (NYC, USA).
Previously she served as assistant professor at the University of Rome, she was research fellow at the Italian National Statistical Oce, visiting researcher at CEPS/INSTEAD (Center for Population, Poverty and Public Policy Studies) in Luxem-bourg, and at the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE) in Barcelona (Spain).
She received her Ph.D. in Quantitative methods in social sciences from the University of Rome in 1998 and her B.A. in Statistics in 1993. Her research interests center on the analysis of inequality, poverty, income mobility and polarization, mainly through the application of data mining, statistics, and modeling.
She has explored the presence and implications of convergence clubs in the eld of economic growth.
She has made several contributions to life satisfaction measurement and to the analysis of individual preferences for redistribution through hierarchical models.
She has also worked on establishing mechanisms to track sources of missing data in large surveys.Her contributions have been published in academic journals of economics, applied statistics and econometrics, as Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Applied Statistics, Review of Income and Wealth, Social Indicators Research, Journal of Economic Inequality, Annals of Applied Statistics, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Journal of Income Distribution, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Empirical Economics.
She has also implemented statistical package in R on generalized linear models and missing imputation.