He was born in Cabras on 11 Septembre 1929. After studying at the Faculty of Law at Cagliari University he graduated at Rome in 1955. In 1958 he began a collaboration with Minister Giulio Pastore, then President of the Committee of Ministers for Extraordinary Interventions in Southern Italy, and later became head of the Legislature of the same Ministry. From 1963 to 1971 he was Director of the Cassa per il Mezzogiorno (Fund for the South), from 1967 to 1976 President of FORMEZ and from 1975 to 1993 President of the Foundation Giulio Pastore. His academic career began in 1966 with his qualification as a university teacher in Rome. In 1976 he became professor of Administrative Law, from 1978 to 1987 he taught at the School of Public Administration, from 1986 to 1991 he was professor of Public Administration and Public Law of Economics at LUISS. In 1988 he became professor of Public Law of Economics at the University of Tor Vergata in Rome. He was Minister for Extraordinary Interventions in Southern Italy during the last Andreotti government from July 1990 to April 1991. He died in Rome on 10 November 1993.