Ph.D. in Economics and Finance at the University of Verona, former lecturer at Catolica del Norte University (Chile) and professor at the University of Verona and Bicocca University. He has been a researcher at Suleyman Demirel University (Kazakhstan) and University of Cuenca (Ecuador) with whom he is involved in two research projects.

His research interests concern the regional economic development, the assessment of the impact of the European Cohesion Policy, the determinants of the economic growth at the subnational level in Europe and Latin America.

He has an in-depth knowledge of spatial econometric analysis techniques.
He has participated in various conferences and is author of numerous publications in Italian and foreign magazines.