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Stefano Zamagni is a Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna, Italy. From 1966 to 1969 he was an Assistant Lecturer at the Catholic University, then Professor at the University of Parma. Since 1979, Professor Zamagni has working at the University of Bologna. Additional career-related activities include serving as a Visiting Professor at the University of Bocconi (Milan) from 1985 to 2007, and as an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University (Bologna Center) since 1983. He has been Director of the Department of Economics at the University of Bologna from 1985 to 1993. Moreover, he was Dean of the Faculty of Economics from 1993 to 1996, and a Visiting Professor at the State Victoria Bank of Deakin University in Australia. He is the author of several books, including Microeconomic Theory and Civil Economy and Paradoxes of Growth, both published in 1997. He co-authored History of Economic Thought (1995), Living in the Global Society (1997), Non-Profit As Civil Economy (1998), Economics; A European Text (2002), Multiculturalism and identity (2002), Relational Complexity and economic behaviour (2002), The Italian non profit at the crossroad (2002), Civil Economy (2007), A civil economic theory of cooperative firms (2005), Economic Theory and Interpersonal Relations (2006), Cooperation (2008) and Markets, money and history. Essays in honour of Sir John Hicks (2008). He has been honored a number of times. He was named the McDonnel Distinguished Scholar in Helsinki in 1992, and a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International in 1995. He was the recipient of the St. Vincent Economics Prize from Aosta Valley Regional Goverment in 1989, the Capri Economics Prize from the Association of the Development of Social Sciences in 1996, the Golden Sigismondo Prize from Rimini in 1997, and the Gold Medal of the International Center Pio Manzu in 1998. Honorary citizen of the Cities of Rosario and Mar del Plata (Argentina); Gold Medal of Italian Credit Unions, in 2005. In 2007 he was awarded the title of knight of the order of St. Gregory the Great. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of International Economy Association (1989-1999) and the Steering Committee of Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences of Milan, the Academy of Sciences of Bologna and the Academy of Sciences of Modena. Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, he was President of ICMC from 1999 to 2007 (an NGO based in Geneva dealing with migrant and refugee issues) and fellow of Human Development and Capability Association (Harvard University). He was appointed (2007) President of the Italian Commission for Non Profit sector, Milan. He is a member of the scientific committee of various economic journals and reviews. Married to Vera Negri since 1968, they have two daughters and four grandchildren.