President , Fondazione Italia per il Dono ONLUS, Professor of Economy, Università di Bologna and Johns Hopkins University , SAIS Europe
STEFANO ZAMAGNI (Rimini, 1943) is a full professor of Political Economics at the University of Bologna (Faculty of Economics) and Adjunct Professor of International Political Economy at the Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Europe.
He graduated in 1966 in Economics and Business from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, and from 1969 to 1973 he studied as a postgraduate at the University of Oxford, Linacre College.
Before Bologna, he taught at the University of Parma and until 2007 at the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan as an adjunct professor in History of Economic Analysis.
His ACADEMIC-ADMINISTRATIVE activities cover many areas, including roles as Vice-President of the Italian Society of Economists (1989-92); Head of the Department of Economic Science (1987-1993); President of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Bologna (1993-96); Head of the University Master Course in Economics of Cooperation at the University of Bologna (1996). From 1997 to 2000 he was President of the University Diploma Course, now a Degree Course, in Economics of Cooperatives and Non-Profit Organizations, established at the Forlì Campus of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Bologna and since 1997 – also in Forlì – he is the President of the Scientific Committee of AICCON (Italian Association for the Culture of Cooperatives and Non-Profit Organizations). He is the President of the Scientific Committee of the School of Advanced Studies on Health Policies at the University of Bologna. From 2007 until 2012 he was also President of the Agenzia per il Terzo Settore (Italian Government Commission for Charities), in Milan. He is the Director of the National Observatory on Families. (Rome).
He has received many HONOURS and RECOGNITIONS and is a MEMBER of many ACADEMIES. In 1989 he won the St. Vincent Prize for Economics) and in 1995 the Capri Award for essay writing; in 1996 he was awarded the Gold Sigismondo from the City of Rimini and in 1998 the Gold Medal from the Pio Manzù International Research Centre (Verucchio). Since 1991 he is a member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (Vatican City). In 1994-1995 he was a member of the Set-Up Committee of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences of Bologna and the Istituto Lombardo, Accademia di Scienze e Lettere of Milan. Since 1999 he is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences. Since 2004 he is a Fellow of the Italian National Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts of Modena. He received a Gold Medal for merit from Credito Cooperativo (Rome), as well as honorary citizenship of the cities of Rosario and Mar del Plata (Argentina). In 2008 he was awarded the title of Knight-Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great. In 2010 he received an honorary degree in Economics from the Francisco De Vitoria University in Madrid. In 2010 he was awarded the Giorgio La Pira Prize for peace; the Prize for Dialogue between Peoples and Culture from the International Franciscan Center for Dialogue; and the “Vincenzo Dona, voice of Consumers” Prize, Rome. In 2011, he was awarded the Greenaccord “Sentinella del Creato” prize, Rome. In 2012, he received a degree Honoris Causa from Charles University, Prague. In 2013 he was awarded the “Economics and Society” international prize by the Centesimus Annus Foundation, Rome. He is full member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (Vatican City). In 2014 he received a degree Honoris Causa in Economics from the Catholic University of Cordoba (Argentina) and a degree Honoris Causa in Economic Policy from the National University of Cordoba (Argentina).
As regards his SCIENTIFIC-ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES, he is a member of the Scientific Committee of numerous national and international economic journals (such as Economia Politica, Italian Economic Papers, Economics and Philosophy, Mind and Society). He has participated as a member or coordinator in organizational committees for national and international scientific conferences (such as Value and Capital – Fifty Years Later). Since 1994 he is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Social Weeks of Italian Catholics. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the School of Advanced Historical Studies in San Marino. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of Symbola (Rome) and of CEGA (Centre of General and Applied Ethics, Pavia). He is the editor of the magazine Aretè, and is also a member of the EURICSE Advisory Board (Trento) and of the UNIAPAC Foundation (Paris). Board Member of LUMSA University, Rome.
He has authored numerous scientific publications – books, volumes, essays – and contributions to cultural and scientific debate.
His books include manuals used in a great many universities, including: Istituzioni di Economia Politica. Un testo europeo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2002 (in collaboration with T. Cozzi); Microeconomia, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1997 (in collaboration with F. Delbono); Profilo di storia del pensiero economico, Rome, Nuova Italia Scientifica 2004 (in collaboration with E. Screpanti). English edition: An Outline of the History of Economic Thought, Oxford, OUP, 2005; Microeconomic Theory, Oxford, Blackwell 1987; Economia democrazia, istituzioni in una società in trasformazione, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1997; Economia Civile (in collaboration with L. Bruni), Bologna, Mulino, 2004 (translated into six foreign languages). La cooperazione (with V. Negri), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008; Avarizia, Il Mulino, 2009. Microeconomia, Il Mulino, 2010; Libro Bianco sul Terzo Settore, Il Mulino, 2011. Famiglia e lavoro, (with Vera Zamagni), Milan, 2012. Impresa responsabile e mercato civile, Il Mulino, 2013; Mercato, Turin, Rosenberg, 2014.
His volumes, from more recent years, include: Umanizzare l’economia: elementi contro la rassegnazione e l’utopia, in F. Facchini (editor); Scienza e Conoscenza, Bologna, Compositori, 2000; Multiculturalismo e identità (in collaboration with C. Vigna), Milan, Vita e Pensiero, 2002; Complessità relazionale e comportamento economico (in collaboration with P. Sacco), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2002; Il non profit italiano al bivio, Milan, Egea, 2002; Economia Civile (in collaboration with L. Bruni), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2004; Time in Economic Theory (in collaboration with E. Agliardi), Aldershot, Elgar, 2004. A Socio-economic reading of globalization, Society and Economy, 2003; Per una nuova teoria economica della cooperazione, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2005; Teoria economica e relazioni interpersonali, (in collaboration with P. Sacco), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2006; Markets, money and history. Essay in honor of Sir John Hicks (with R. Scazzieri and A. Sen), Cambridge (UK), Cambridge University Press, 2008; Dizionario di Economia Civile (with L. Bruni), Città Nuova, Rome, 2009; Laicità nella società post-secolare, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2009; Dizionario di Economia Civile, Rome, 2009; Il Terzo settore nell’Italia unita, Bologna, 2011; Per un’economia a misura di persona, Rome, 2012; Handbook on the Economics of Reciprocity and Social Enterprise, Cheltenham, Elgar, 2013 (with L. Bruni); L’economia Civile, (with L. Bruni) 2015; Prudenza, 2015.