Director of Research at the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics ‐ Research Center for Agricultural Policies and Bioeconomy‐ CREA‐PB. She holds aDoctorate in Agricultural Economics and Policy (University of Naples, 1987). She has been former General Director of the Italian National Institute of Agricultural economic (INEA) , Research fellow at the Kennedy School at Harvard University. Her research activities have focused on issues concerning EU agricultural policies and trade, agriculture- environment relationships, bioenergy and eco‐innovation. She is member of the Italian working group on the Bioeconomy strategy and of the EU SCAR Strategic Working Group on the Bioeconomy.