Founder and Secretary of Prometeia Associazione, Vice Chairman of Prometeia and Vice Chairman of Prometeia Advisor SIM. Since 2000 he has been Grand Officer of the Italian Republic for his contribution to developing the economic policy that enabled Italy to join the Euro.
He is Independent Director of Arca Impresa Gestioni SGR, Independent Director of Panariagroup and member of the Intesa-Previdenza pension fund Supervisory Committee.
Having graduated in Political Science from the University of Bologna in 1969, he continued his studies at Oxford under the tutelage of Sir John Hicks. Between 1974 and 2012 he taught on the course relating to the grouping of Economic Policy, and was appointed professor in 1981.
He was Economic Advisor to Prime Minister Romano Prodi (May 1996 - October 1998). Economic Advisor to Treasury Minister Carlo A. Ciampi (November 1998 - May 1999). Economic Advisor to Treasury Minister Giuliano Amato (May 1999 - April 2000). Economic Advisor to Prime Minister Giuliano Amato (May 2000 - May 2001).
The main focus of his studies is the analysis of the effects of macroeconomic policies. More specifically, he carries out research using statistical-econometric instruments in order to provide quantitative evaluations for the management of economic policy and forecasts on the evolution of the Italian economy.
Between 1988 and 1997 he wrote about Italian and European economic policy in the "Il Sole 24Ore" newspaper. Between 1999 and 2003 he was member of the Social Security Expenditure Evaluation Committee.