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Sapienza Università di Roma
Metodi e Modelli per lEconomia, il Territorio, la Finanza

 Contact details
Contact personDr. Elena Ambrosetti
Researcher (Permanent) 
StreetVia del Castro Laurenziano, 9 
Address 00161 - Rome (Italy) 
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 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)51-250 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Economics
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Sociology
» Other social sciences
» Other applied sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
Demography of the Middle Eastern countries, population ageing, fertility transition, gender issues and migration in the Mediterranean Area

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Elena Ambrosetti is Research Scientist in Demography at the Faculty of Economics and affiliated to the
Department of Science of Ageing -Sapienza University of Rome. Before joining La Sapienza at the end of 2008, she has worked at the University of Aix-Marseille (France) as a Post doctoral teaching fellow and at INED (Paris) as a Post doctoral research fellow with FAO (Food and Agricultural Organisation) training

She holds a doctorate in Demography and Economics (2005/2006) with honors from the Institut dEtudes Politiques in Paris. She wrote her thesis on “Fertility Transition in Egypt” under the supervisor of Philippe Fargues (European University Institute, Florence). In 2001, she got a Master degree in Economics and Demography at the Institut dEtudes Politiques in Paris working on “Social Exclusion in the Paris neighborhood” with Patrick Simon (Research scientist at INED). In March 2000 she graduated with honors in Business and Economics at Sapienza University of Rome with honors. She wrote her final dissertation in Demography, under the supervision of professor Raimondo Cagiano de Azevedo.

During her PhD she was research fellow at the Institut National détudes démographiques (INED) in Paris
and visiting scholar at the Centre détudes et de documentation économiques, juridiques et sociales
(CEDEJ) in Cairo and at the Social Research Center American University in Cairo. She worked as Research Assistant in Demography and Social Statistics at Sapienza University of Rome since 2001.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Demographic changes
» Societal trends and lifestyles
» Interactions & interdependences between world regions
» Participation and citizenship in Europe
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe
» How indicators are used in policy
» Developing better indicators for policy
» Provision of underlying official statistics
» Use of indicators and related approaches for the evaluation of research policies and programmes

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
1) Demopaedia (online Multilingual Demographic Dictionary)(2007-): project granted by IUSSP (International Union of Scientific Studies of Population) and UNPD (United Nation Population Division) (http://www.demopaedia.org/).
2) DemoMed (2008-) : principal investigator: Prof. Isabelle Widmer,Université de Provence, France.
3) Unesco Chair in Population, Migration and Development (2008-): Chair directed by Prof. Raimondo Cagiano de Azevedo at Sapienza University of Rome (http://www.unescochair.eco.uniroma1.it/).
5)Health, violence and sexuality: studying gender relations via three overlapping research objects (2008-): project organised and financed by Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (INED)
6) Population and Borders: project granted by Sapienza in 2011 (As project leader)

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