1982: Degree in Economics, University of Modena
1984: M.Phil. in Economics, University of Cambridge (UK)
1991: Ph.D. European University Institute, Florence (Italy).

Academic career and teaching activities

Associate Professor, Faculty of Statistics, University of Padua, 1992-1996 

Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Trento, 1997-2000.

Full Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Trento, from 2001.

Head of  the Department of Economics, University of Trento, 2001-2007.

Director of the Doctoral Programme in Economics and Management University of Trento from 2010-16.

Research interests

Research in recent years has mainly concentrated on macroeconomic theories and policies, money and financial markets, policies and institutions. In the field of macroeconomic theories, particular attention has been devoted to the microeconomic foundations, with particular regard to decision-making under uncertainty, incomplete information, bounded rationality. In the monetary and financial field, research has focused on new theories of imperfect capital markets, based on asymmetric information or on bounded rationality, and their implication for economic activity. Macro-policy research has mainly concerned the debate on the Maastricht Treaty and the creation of the European Monetary Union, in particular the fiscal-monetary policy-mix problems ensuing from imperfect markets as analyzed in the above-mentioned research fields. Research activity has mainly been carried out jointly with groups financed by national and international agencies..

Memberships in societies and scientific committees

- Felllow of the School of European Political Economy, LUISS 'Guido Carli', Rome

- Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic Policy

- Editorial board European Union Studies

- Board of experts of the "Monetary Dialogues" of the European Parliament

Other work

*Referee for the following journals:Economia Politica, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Journal of Common Market Studies, Rivista italiana degli economisti, European Journal of Comparative Economics, Labour, Journal of Economic Policy-Politica Economica, Metroeconomica, Macoreconomic Dynamics, Economic Notes, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Macroeconomics, and for the publishers Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K; Routledge, London.

*Reviewer for the Universities of  Padua and Siena, and for the  Ministery of Universit√† and Research.
*Contributor to the online economic website RoubiniGlobalEconomics (