Born December 21st, 1943. Degree in Economics from Università Bocconi.
Master of Arts in Regional Science, University of Pennsylvania. Full Professor of Regional Economics. Former Director of SDA Bocconi Economics Department and president of the Associazione Italiana di Scienze Regionali.
He has been Director of CERTeT Centre for Research on Regional Economics, Transport and Tourism and Director of Master in Economia e Management dei Trasporti, della Logistica e delle Infrastrutture, areas in which he continues to carry out his activities.
Since 2005 Former director of the Underground degree in Management of Public Administration and international Institution (CLAPI). Member of the governing committee of the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano.
Previously he has taught at the Universities of Trento, Bari, Bergamo and the Università Cattolica di Milano. He has been a visiting professor at the Politecnico of Zurich and at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. Expert on regional and transport policies of the European Union. He has been President of Metropolitana Milanese s.p.a.