Full professor of political economy at Boccony University. He has been visiting professor at Harvard University (2017-18) and Carlos III University of Madrid (2005 -08). He has served as economic adviser (2014-15) and Undersecretary of State (2016) to the Italian Prime Minister. His works have been published in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the American Political Science Review, and the American Journal of Political Science. In 2015 he received an ERC Consolidator Grant for the project Political Mind: Explaining Politicians’ and Voters’ Behavior.