Alfio Cerami
Alfio Cerami

Citizenship: ITA

Personal information

Name: Alfio Cerami
Birth: September, 1974
Nationality: Italian

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February 10, 2021

Short Bio

My work lies at the intersection of comparative politics, international political economy, international relations and sociology. My other fields of interest include international development, near real-time big data analysis, macro-econometrics and geographic information system (GIS) instruments (esp. NASA satellite imagery analysis). Please see also my Home-PageGoogle Scholar page and ORCID profile.

Education and degrees

  • 2001 – 2005 Ph.D., University of Erfurt, Staatswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Sozialwissenschaften, Germany.
  • 1999 – 2000 Master of Arts (MA) in European Studies, University of Bath (UK) and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Germany), Euromasters Programme.
  • 1994 – 1998 Laurea in Sociologia, Univerisita’ “La Sapienza” di Roma, Faculty of Sociology, Italy.


  • 01/06/2008 – 01/06/2011, Research Fellow (Research Associate), IEP Paris, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Sciences Po, Centre d’études européennes, Paris, France.
  • 17/01/2011 – 6/05/2011, Professor (Professeur/Lecturer), Seminar: International Relations. “The Construction of the European Union”, Southern Methodist University in Paris, France.
  • 1/12/2010-28/2/2011, Expert Evaluator, Evaluation FP7-Security Projects, Research Executive Agency (REA), European Commission, Belgium.
  • 1/9/2010-30/10/2010, International Consultant, Elaboration Social Protection Strategy. Field Research, UNICEF Office Nouakchott, Mauritania.
  • 1/08/2009-28/2/2010, International Consultant, Study:The Political Economy to Reduce Child Poverty and Social Exclusion in the CEE-CIS Region, UNICEF CEECIS Regional Office, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 01/01/2009-31/05/2009, Assistant Professor, European Studies, Political Science, International Relations, American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Paris, France.
  • 01/01/2009-15/5/2009, Professor (Professeur/Lecturer), Economics of Developing Countries, International Political Economy, Human Rights, Schiller International University, Paris Campus, France.
  • 01/10/2006 – 13/07/2007, Research Assistant, Assistant Masters in European Studies (EUROMASTERS PROGRAMME), IEP Paris, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Sciences Po, Centre d’études européennes, Paris, France.
  • 01/09/2005 – 31/08/2006, Post-Doc Research Fellow, IEP Paris, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Sciences Po,Centre d’études européennes, Paris, France.

Language Skills 

  • Italian native
  • English fluent
  • German fluent
  • French good
  • Spanish good

Research Interests

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis
  • Macro-Micro Econometrics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Oil and Gas
  • Political Sociology
  • International Political Economy
  • Development Economics
  • Comparative Social Policy
  • Democratization Theories
  • European Studies
  • Human and Socio-Economic Security

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