Graduate, University Bucharest, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bucharest, 1977.
Historian, Village Museum, Bucharest, Romania, 1967-1969; science researcher History Institute Nicolae Iorga, Romanian Academy, 1969-1972; assistant lecturer, Academy Economics Studies, Bucharest, 1972; assistant professor, vice dean faculty trade, Academy Economics Studies, Bucharest, 1990; professor, Academy Economics Studies, 1993; vice president, Romanian Senate, 1996-1998; head Romanian delegate, Parliament Assembly Council Europe, 1996-1998; vice president, Parliament Assembly Council Europe, 1997-1998; member, Christian Democratic National Peasant Party, since 1990; secretary general, Christian Democratic National Peasant Party, 1996-1998; president, Senate Parliament Group, 1996-1998; prime minister, Government of Romania, since 1998.
Married Mariuca Vasile. 3 children.