Born in Bellinzago Novarese (NO) on 11 November 1949
Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan.
As of 1 September 2000 Full Professor of Energy Economics and Environmental Economics at the L. Bocconi University in Milan.
From 1 November 1990 to 31 August 2000 Full Professor at the University of Palermo, Department of Economics.
From 1 July 1987 to 31 October 1990, Associate Professor at the University of Padua, Department of Engineering.
In 1988-1989 Associate Professor at the University of Grenoble.
In 1994 and in 1997 Visiting Fellow at SPRU, Sussex University, Brighton (UK)
In 2002 Visiting Professor at the University of Montpellier.
In 2012 and 2013 Visiting Professor at Paris-Dauphin University.
He has taught and/or teach in numerous Master’s at Bocconi university, the Polytechnic of Milan, the Catholic University of Milan and ENI Corporate University.
He has done extensive research for both public and private Italian and foreign entities.
From 2000 to 2006 Director of IEFE (Institute of Economics of Energy Sources at Bocconi University).
From 1991 to 2000 Co-director of IEFE.
From 1981 to 1991 Director of Research at IEFE.
He was the Chairman of the Laboratory of Energy Efficiency of the EnergyLab Foundation.
From 2002 to 2007: member of the Scientific Council of Gaz de France.
He has been a member of several ministerial committees relative to energy problems.
From June 1999 to May 2002: member of the Board of Directors of ENI SpA. During the same period he was a member of the committees for auditing and remuneration.
From November 2005 to April 2008: member of the Board of Directors of Terna SpA. During the same period he was a member of the Internal Auditing Committee.
From February 2007 to August 2009: member of the Board of Directors of Sogin SpA. During the same period he was Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
From April 2006 to April 2009: member of the Board of Directors of CESI SpA
He was also Director of the scientific journal "Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment".
Member of the International Editorial Board of Energy Policy.
He has participated as a speaker at numerous conferences, seminars both in Italy and abroad.
He is the author of numerous books and articles on scientific magazines in the field of energy economics and the environment.