After a degree in Economics and Management I took my research doctorate in Political economy during which I spent 6 months at the London School of Economics as visiting students.
Since 2002, I'm professor in Economic history at the University of Bologna. In July 2013 I developed my research activities at the university of Sidney and in 2017-2018 at the University of Glasgow, as visiting scholar.
I work on Innovation in cultural tourism and I sit on the the Advisory Board of the Journal of Tourism History (Taylor and Francis publisher). Since 2012 I've been Director of the Degree Programme in Tourism Economics of the University of Bologna. In October 2014, on the occasion of the Council of Europe Cultural Routes Annual Advisory Forum, I partecipated in the drafting of the Baku Declaration with respect to Cultural routes as drivers for sustainable social and economic development.
In addition I extensively publish on business history issues. Since 2014 I sit on the Scientific Board of the Postgraduate Master in Economics of cooperative enterprises at the University of Bologna.
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Since 2018 I head the Cast, the Center for advanced studies in tourism of the Bologna University