Full professor of Public Economics at the University of
He holds degrees from the University of Bologna (Political
Sciences, 1985), University of Warwick (M.A. in Economics, 1988)
and the University of Bologna (Ph.D. in Economics, 1992).
His scientific production has dealt with the macroeconomic
theory of public debt, with particular regard to the issue of debt
neutrality, and the applied analysis of the distribution and
redistribution of income, with a special attention to the reform of
personal income taxation and social assistance.
He participated in research projects financed by the European
Commission, such as EUROMOD (A European Tax-benefit model)
(2000-2003) and MICRESA (Micro-level analysis of the European
Social Agenda: combating poverty and social exclusion through
changes in social and fiscal policy) (2003-2006).
He collaborated, as a consultant, to some public institutions
such as the Commission of Inquiry on Poverty and on Deprivation
(1994-1996), the Technical Commission on Public Spending at the
Ministry of Treasury (1997-1999), the Commission of Inquiry on
Social Exclusion (2000-2001) and the National Institute of
Statistics (ISTAT) as member of the working group for the revision
of the methodology to estimate absolute poverty in Italy
He is research affiliate of the Centre for Analysis of Public
Policies – CAPP (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and
University of Bologna) and the Foundation Gramsci Institute of the Emilia-Romagna.