Monica is full Professor in Statistics, Director of the Tuscany Interuniversity Centre on Advanced Statistics for Equitable and Sustainable Development “Camilo Dagum”. Papers on: Small Area Estimation, Analysis of survey data and SAE. Projects funded by EC: Small area Methods for Poverty and Living Conditions Estimates (S.A.M.P.L.E.), EFRAME European Framework for Measuring Progress; the Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion, INGRID. Delegate of the Rector for Statistics and Job Placement activities, she teaches at undergraduate, Master and Ph.D. level also in Summer Schools on Poverty and Living Conditions and in EMOS Spring School.
Member of the Italian Statistical Society (SIS), elected member of the Council in charge of the School of the SIS. Member of the Expert group of the European Master of official Statistics, past member of the Council of the International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS), since 2012 elected member of the International Statistical Institute.