He is Associate Professor of Corporate Finance. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Bari. From 2010, he is Research Fellow at The Arcelli Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CASMEF) and from 2013, he holds the same position at the Center for Relationship Banking and Economics (CERBE). He served at several Italian universities (Assistant Professor at LUMSA University from 2014 to 2016, Research Fellow at Luiss University from 2012 to 2014 and at the University of Bologna from 2011 to 2012) and was Visiting Professor at Michigan State University (during the Fall Semester of 2010 and the Spring Semester of 2018). He is the Scientific Coordinator of the Master in Corporate Finance of Luiss Business School. His fields of specialisation are Corporate Finance, Banking, Innovation and Export.