Born on 7 August, 1957. Degree in Economics from Bocconi University. Master of Science in Economics, London School of Economics. PhD in Economics, Bocconi University. Full Professor in Economics from 2003. Head of the E. Bocconi Department of Economics until October 2008. Former Director of the Institute of Economics "Ettore Bocconi" from 2005 to 2007. Dean for Rectoral Affairs from 2008 to 2012. Chief Editor of the Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia. He has taught in the Faculty of Economics at the Università di Sassari.