- Massimiliano Crisci deals with population studies, and in particular the interpretation of the main socio-demographic phenomena and the analysis of population dynamics at the regional and local levels.
- For several years his research interests have focused on geographic mobility, using interdisciplinary tools as well as quantitative and quantitative methods to study different types of mobility in terms of the reason, duration and distance of the journeys, evaluating aspects of complementarity as well as their impact on the respective community of origin and destination.
- He primarily focuses on the following forms of geographic mobility: international migration; internal migration (in particular temporary migration for work reasons; long-range commuting; urban sprawl; intra-urban migration) and commuting for work reasons.
- The Rome metropolitan area represents an ideal context for the study and analysis of phenomena relating to mobility, demographic change and the geographical distribution of (Italian and foreign) residents, as well as for making population forecasts at the provincial, local authority and municipal levels.
He has participated in several national and international research projects and has published monographs and several essays in books and scientific journals.