Date of Birth 1943
Place Rimini (Italy)
Nomination 9 April 2013
Field International Political Economics; Civil Economics; Economics and Ethics
Title Professor of Economics, University of Bologna. Vice Director, SAIS Bologna, Senior Adjunct Professor of International Political Economics
Most important awards, prizes and academies
Professor of economics and former dean of the economics faculty at the University of Bologna; member of the board of LUMSA University, 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 of Ente L. Einaudi of the Bank of Italy; co-editor of Economia Politica, a quarterly review published by Il Mulino; editor of Areté, a quarterly review published by Maggioli; member of the editorial boards of Sociologia, Migration Studies and Diritti umani e diritto internazionale; associate editor, International Review of Economics; fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences; fellow of the Academy of Sciences of Bologna, Modena 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); Doctor honoris causa, Charles University, Prague; "Cardinal Raúl Silva Henríquez" Medal, Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez, Santiago Chile (2011); 3rd annual Premio Sentinella del Creato (2011); Honorary Degree in economics, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid (2010); 18th annual Premio Internazionale per il Dialogo fra i Popoli e le loro Culture; International Prize on "Economics and Society", Centesimus Annus Foundation, Vatican City (2013); Premio San Benedetto, Fondazione Sublacense, Subiaco (2013).
Summary of scientific research
Welfare economics, theory of consumer behavior, social choice theory, economic epistemology, ethics, history of economic thought and civil economy.
Handbook on the Economics of Reciprocity and Social Enterprise, co-editor (2013); Impresa responsabile e mercato civile (2013); Famiglia e lavoro, co-author (2012); Per un'economia a misura di persona (2012); Libro Bianco sul Terzo Settore (2011); Microeconomia: scelte, relazioni, economia civile, co-author (2010); Dizionario di Economia Civile, co-author (2010); Cooperative Enterprise: Facing the Challenge of Globalization, co-author (2010); Microeconomics, co-author (2010); Avarizia: La passione dell’avere (2009); 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); 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.
Università di Bologna
Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
Piazza Scaravilli, 2
Scattered Remarks on Professor Buttiglione's Paper (PDF) 2013
"Si Vis Pacem, Para Civitatem": The Role of Gift as Gratuitousness (PDF) 2012
The Proximate and Remote Causes of a Crisis Foretold: A View from Social Catholic Thought (PDF) 2010
Reciprocity, Civil Economy, Common Good (PDF) 2008
Globalization and the New Migratory Question (PDF) 2001
The Significance of Lanour in a Post-Industrial Society: Unemployment and the Role of the Civil Economy (PDF) 1999