He received a PhD in Economics and Finance from the University of Manchester (UK) and a PhD in Economic Sciences from the University of Naples Parthenope. Since 2013 he is Full Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Naples Parthenope and from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2019 he was Director of the ISSM which, following his project presented to the CNR, has become part of the current ISMed.
His research interests are focused on Development Economics and Economic Growth and on Monetary and Financial Economics. In particular, in recent years he has dealt with the relationship between the black economy and financial development and the relationship between corruption and economic growth. He is the author of numerous publications and articles in national and international journals.
He has been “visiting professor” at numerous universities, including the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (USA), the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and the University of Manchester (UK) and has been a member of several Scientific Councils of national and international institutions.
He has coordinated several research groups in national and international projects and was responsible for a European Commission funded project entitled “Rethinking Finance for Stability and Growth”. He has contributed to the organisation of numerous conferences and workshops, and there are numerous national and international conferences where he presented his scientific work.
From 2013 to 2015 he is coordinator of the PhD in “Governance, Management and Economics” at the University of Naples “Parthenope” and has supervised many PhD students. He has extensive teaching experience in Macroeconomics and Economic Policy both at undergraduate and PhD level and has taught at Italian (University of Naples Parthenope, Federico II) and foreign universities (University of Santiago de Compostela, Manchester, Liverpool, Wisconsin).