Degree in Law, University of Rome "La Sapienza", 1971. Full professor of Political Economy, Faculty of Economics, University of Rome "Tor Vergata". Economist with more than 40 years of professional and academic experience as expert of economic development, business cycle and growth, public investment assessment and project evaluation, role of the governance of the institutions on the growth process. Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", 2017.
President of the Italian National School of Public Administration Delegate for the Italian Government on the Board of Directors of ILO (International Labour Office). Member of the "OECD Innovation Strategy Expert Advisory Group" and Vice Chair “Committee for Information, Computer and Communication Policy” (ICCP). Director of “Master of Development Economics and International Cooperation” - MESCI - University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. Director of the Erasmus Mundus Master Program “International Cooperation and Urban Development”, University of Rome Tor Vergata.