I enjoy teaching very much. I have experience in teaching quantitative research methods and social protection analysis for students enrolled in Master’s and doctoral programmes, both as a teaching assistant and as a lecturer. I have obtained a Teacher Training Certificate in May 2019 after having completed ‘Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education’, a course held at the European University Institute (EUI) between March and May 2019.

Below are the courses I have taught, with a syllabus and students’ feedback when available.

Introduction in Quantitative Methods & Introduction to Data Analysis and STATA for Beginners

Teaching Assistant for Dr. Marta Fraile’s quantitative methods course for 1st year PhD researchers in Political and Social Sciences
Duration: One semester, Sept-Dec 2017
Place: Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute (EUI), Fiesole, Italy

Excerpts from students’ evaluations regarding co-teaching (Full evaluation here):

  • I very much appreciated it that we got feedback for our assignments
  • Both Ilze Plavgo and Marco Cozzani did a great job
  • Marco and Ilze were excellent, they are able to explain concepts clearly
  • What I appreciate the most is the fact, that Marco and Ilze were always accessible to provide me with support
  • The practical exercises were very carefully prepared, and so was the feedback and practical examples. I was very impressed by the work of Marco and Ilze on this.


Quantitative Social Protection Analysis

Lecturer and designer of a course in quantitative research methods for Master’s students, as part of an MSc programme in Social Protection Financing
Duration: a total of 60 contact hours every academic year, taught every January from 2011 to 2016
Place: University of Mauritius, Mauritius

Course outline (Full course syllabus here):

  • Basic Income Grants (in Excel)
  • Family benefits (in Excel)
  • Pensions (in Excel)
  • Health Insurance (in Excel)
  • Effectiveness of benefits on changes in poverty levels (in Excel)
  • Monetary poverty analysis (in STATA)
  • Proxy means testing and social cash transfers (in STATA)

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