Giuseppe is Full Professor of Statistics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome (Italy). He also teaches in Lugano (Switzerland). He is one of the Founders and the Chairman of the Spatial Econometrics Association. He wrote more than 100 papers and 5 books on spatial statistics and spatial econometrics with applications mostly to economic inequality and environmental issues. His research interests include optimal spatial sampling, regional convergence and spatial concentration, and world inequality analysis.