Professor of Econometrics at DEMS - Department of Economics, Management and Statistics, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. He is also visiting scholar at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Milano, Italy, where he has coordinated the research programme on International Energy Markets and the research projects on Financial Speculation in the Oil Markets and on Modelling and Forecasting the Price of Oil. He coordinates the PhD programme in Economics DEFAP-Bicocca, as well as the PhD course in Energy and Environmental Econometrics, organized by The Italian Society of Econometrics (SIdE) in collaboration with the Department of Economics of the University of Palermo.

He has taught and he is teaching Econometrics, Applied Econometrics, Time Series Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Microeconometrics and Quantitative Methods in: the undergraduate and graduate programmes in Statistics and Economics at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, the Department of Mathematics, University of Genova, Italy and the School of Business and Management, LIUC-Università Cattaneo, Castellanza, Italy; the PhD programme in Economics DEFAP-Bicocca; the PhD programme in Economics (LASER), University of Milano; the Master programme in Energy and Environmental Management and Economics (MEDEA), Scuola Enrico Mattei, Eni Corporate University, San Donato Milanese, Italy; the Master programme in Economics (MEc), Bocconi University, Milano; the Master programme in Financial Strategy, Graduate School in International Corporate Finance (ICS), Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo; the post-graduate courses organized by the Centro Interuniversitario di Econometria (CIDE), Italy. 

His research interests include: time series analysis; financial econometrics; energy econometrics; international markets for oil, gas and electricity; environmental Kuznets curves; model selection (non-nested tests); analysis of dynamic factor demands; panel data models; models for qualitative and limited dependent variables. His current research activity is focussed on the econometric analysis of the impact of financial speculation on the energy futures markets.

He has published his work in several international journals, such as: Applied Financial Economics, Bulletin of Economic Research, Economic Modelling, Empirica, Empirical Economics, Energy Economics, The Energy Journal, Energy Policy, Environmental Modelling and Software, Environmental and Resource Economics, Financial Research Letters, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Resource and Energy Economics.