I am an economist, confirmed researcher in the disciplinary sector SECS P-01 at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Catania. I am interested in connecting the world of research to the world of dissemination. Having trained in a faculty of political science, I always remember that the objects of social research are better understood when you merge the approaches of the different disciplines that study them. My initial research topics were two: European integration and central banks, and economic growth and development. From the latter field emerged an interest in the themes of civil economy, social capital and social enterprise. Currently, I am studying the world of “Libera Terra” (Free Land) in Italy, and the processes of development around the areas of Syracuse.