Professor of Public Finance in the Faculty of Law at the Università degli Studi di "Roma Tre." At Roma Tre he has served as a member of the Evaluation Body (2003-2007), the Body of Teachers of the Doctoral School in Law and Economics and the Executive Committee of the Interdepartmental Centre for the Economics of Institutions.
He received his degree in Law from the University of Rome (1972) and a Master of Philosophy in Economics from the University of York (UK) (1981).
Previous academic affiliations include teaching as Assistant Professor of Public Finance at the University of Rome (1977-1983), Associate Professor of Public Finance at the University of Cagliari (1983-1986) and as Professor of Public Finance at the University "D'Annunzio" at Pescara (1986-1996). He is also tenured at the High School of Public Administration in Rome and in post-graduate and Master courses.
He has served as a Member of two governmental commissions appointed by the Ministry of Finance to design a new tax regime for non-profit organizations (1996 and 1997), as a member of the Board of Administrators at Roma Tre (1999-2002) and as President of Roma Tre Centre for the Economics of Institutions (1998-2002).
His most recent research interests are in the tax system and non-profit sector, public support to cultural activities and fiscal measures to support private R&D. He has published numerous books and articles in these fields.