Since 2008 he is the President of the Agnelli Foundation, an organization focused on education-related policy and research that publishes regular reports on the status of the public education and university system in Italy. Previously, he was Chief Economist of the FIAT group and in Telecom Italia, and has worked in the research department of the Bank of Italy. He has authored a number of scientific publications in macroeconomics, labor economics and education, and he is a regular contributor to a number of Italian newspapers and publications.