She is a member of the Board of Directors of Cassa Oepositi e Prestiti as of July 2018. She became member of the Bureau of the OECD Committee of Fiscal Affairs in January 2012 and she serves as Deputy Chair as of January 2017. In January 2017 she was elected Chair of the Code of Conduct Group for a two years term.
She obtained her D. Phil. in Economics from the University of York in 1997. She began her academic career in Italy in 1992 and was appointed full Professor of Public Finance at the University of Bari in 2004.
She has carried out research in the economic analysis of taxation, public finance, public economics, market regulation, and contract theory. The results of her research activity have been presented in conferences and workshops in Italy and abroad.