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Stefano Zamagni

Vice Director for Italian Affairs, SAIS Europe

Senior Adjunct Professor of International Economics


Senior Adjunct Professor of International Economics, SAIS Europe; Professor of Economics and former dean of the Economics Faculty, University of Bologna. Member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Vatican City; Presidente Onorario, Fondazione Italia per il Dono (Milano); member of the board of LUMSA Università, Rome; member of the scientific board of the doctoral program in economics at the Catholic University of Argentina; international adviser to DISCERN (Institute for Research of the Sign of the Times); former member of the scientific committee, Ente L. Einaudi of the Bank of Italy; co-editor of Economia Politica, a quarterly review published by Il Mulino; editor, Areté, a quarterly review published by Maggioli; member of the editorial boards of Sociologia, Rome, Migration Studies, Rome, and Diritti umani e diritto internazionale, Napoli; associate editor, International Review of Economics; fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences; fellow of the Academy of Sciences of Bologna and Milan; member of the academic committee of the Human Development, Capability and Poverty International Research Center at Harvard University; president of Agenzia per le ONLUS (Italian Charity Commission); Member of the Advisory Board, European Spes Institute, Leuven; Doctor honoris causa from Charles University, Prague (2012); "Cardinal Raúl Silva Henríquez" Medal, Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez, Santiago Chile (2011); 3rd annual Premio Sentinella del Creato (2011); Honorary Degree in economics, The University of Cordoba, Argentina (2014), Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid (2010), and Catholic University Argentina, Buenos Aires; 18th annual Premio Internazionale per il Dialogo Fra I Popoli e Le Loro Culture; Laurea, economics, Catholic University of Milan.

Publications: Banche di comunità. Cambiare senza tradire (2018); Economia é cooperazione, with L. Bruni (2017); Prudenza (2015); L' economia civile, with L. Bruni (2015); Mercato (2014); Handbook on the Economics of Reciprocity and Social Enterprise, with L. Bruni (2013); Impresa responsabile e mercato civile (2013); Famiglia e lavoro, with V. Zamagni (2012); Per un'economia a misura di persona (2012); Libro Bianco sul Terzo Settore (2011); Microeconomia: scelte, relazioni, economia civile, with L. Becchetti and L. Bruni; (2010); Dizionario di Economia Civile, with L. Bruni (2010); Cooperative Enterprise: Facing the Challenge of Globalization, with V. Zamagni (2010); Microeconomics, co-author (2010); Avarizia: La passione dell’avere (2009); La cooperazione with V. Zamagni (2008); Markets, Money and Capital: Hicksian Economics for the Twenty-First Century, co-editor (2008); The Cooperative Enterprise, co-author (2008); Civil Economy, co-author (2007) (translated into German, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Korean, and Italian); L’economia del bene comune (2007); History of Economic Thought, co-author (2005, 2nd edition; translated into Greek and Spanish); Verso una nuova teoria economica della cooperazione, co-author (2005); Economics: A European Text, co-author (2002); author of numerous books and journal articles on welfare economics, theory of consumer behavior, social choice theory, economic epistemology, ethics, history of economic thought and civil economy.



  • Argentina
  • Italy
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe


  • Economics
  • European Union and Transatlantic Relations


  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the News

Historical scandals obscure vital role of voluntary organisations.

Vice Director for Italian Affairs and Senior Adjunct Professor of International Economics Stefano Zamagni cited in The Irish Times, 4/30