Luca Zamparini has a Ph. D. in Economics from the University of Bologna (Italy) and a MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom). He is Associate Professor of Economics and currently chairing the courses of Economics at the Faculty of Law and of Tourism Economics at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Salento (Italy). He has taught Economics of Transport and Logistics for the Master in Law and Economics of Transport and Logistics and he was the coordinator of the course in Development and Transport Infrastructure for the Master in Development Innovation and Change; both Masters being organised by the University of Bologna. His main fields of expertise are transport and tourism economics with an emphasis on the qualitative attributes (i.e. time and reliability) of transport services and on transport security, from both the theoretical and empirical viewpoint and the relationships between transport and tourism development. He has edited various volumes, 2 special issues and has published many articles or chapters for international journal and books). The most frequent methodologies that were used in his publications are multicriteria analysis, meta-analysis, and time series econometrics. He has been chairperson, speaker and discussant at various European and international conferences. Luca Zamparini is a member of the Coordination Committee of NECTAR (Network on European Communications and Transport Activity Research) a scientific network established in 1992 which counts more than 200 members from all over Europe and is concerned with transport and communication issues. He has been involved in the coordination of the EU-STELLA project (Sustainable Transport in Europe and Links and Liaisons with America). Luca Zamparini is Editor of the Series on “Comparative perspectives on transportation security" (Edward Elgar, UK-USA).