Graduate in Social Sciences and specialized in Economics. Associate professor from 1986 and full professor of Economic Policy at the University of Trento, Faculty of Economics since 2001.
From 2002 to 2003 chairman of the Evaluation Committee of the University of Trento and from 2003 to 2006 Dean of the Faculty of Economics.
From 1996 to 2009 chaired and coordinated the ISSAN – Istituto Studi Sviluppo Imprese Nonprofit - (Research Institute on Nonprofit Enterprises).
At present he chairs Euricse – European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises - and the master programme on Management of Social Enterprises (GIS) at the University of Trento. He is a founding member of the network EMES (The Emergence of Social Enterprise in Europe) and chairman of IRIS Network (an Italian network of italian research centres on social enterprises).
He is editor of the journal Impresa Sociale and member of the scientific committees of several journals, among them Economia e Lavoro, Revue des études coopératives mutualistes et associatives, Social Enterprise Journal.
He has collaborated with several national (Ministero del Lavoro,
Ministero della Famiglia e della Solidarietà Sociale, ISFOL,
ISTAT Fondazione per il Volontariato, Provincia Autonoma di
Trento) and international (Unione Europea, OCDE, ILO)
Università degli Studi di Trento
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Economics of employment decisions and work motivations