Professor of Econometrics at DEMS - Department of Economics, Management and Statistics, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. He is also senior research fellow at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Milano, Italy, where he has coordinated the research programme on International Energy Markets and he is currently leading the research projects on Financial Speculation in the Oil Markets and on Modelling and Forecasting the Price of Oil. 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.