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Luigino Bruni

Professore ordinario
Sede: Roma
Dipartimento: Scienze economiche, politiche e delle lingue moderne
Corso di laurea: Economia aziendale e bancaria - Relazioni internazionali - Economia e commercio

Insegnamenti e orario di ricevimento

  • Microeconomia

    Via Pompeo Magno 22, II piano, stanza docenti 8
    - 13 giugno ore 12.00 e 22 giugno ore 14.00

    Note: Il ricevimento sarà effettuato a giugno solo nei giorni indicati
  • Storia del pensiero economico

    Stessa sede
    - 13 giugno ore 12.00 e 22 giugno ore 14.00

    Note: Il ricevimento sarà effettuato a giugno solo nei giorni indicati

Curriculum Vitae

I was born in Ascoli Piceno, 30.5.1966.
From 2000 to 2012  I was Assistant professor (2000-2004) and then Associate Professor of Political Economy at Bicocca University, Milan.
From 2000 to 2007 I taught History of Economics at Bocconi University, Milan

Education :

1999-2005: PhD in Economics, University of East Anglia (U.K.), Supervisors: R. Sugden, S. Hargreaves-Heap. ?
1992-1997: Doctorate in history of economic thought, University of Firenze. ?
1986-1989: Degree in Economics, University of Ancona

Research  fields :

Microeconomics, Ethics in economics, History of Economic and Social Thoughts, Methodology of Economics, Philosophy of social sciences, Sociality and Happiness in Economics.

My Repec Page : http://citec.repec.org/p/b/pbr209.html

Main academic papers :

- "Cesare Beccaria's On Crimes and Punishments", with Pier Luigi Porta History of Economics Review , 60 (Summer 2014), pp, 64-75, 2014
- "The Value of Sociality: Economics and Relationality in the Light of the Economy of Communion", Revista portuguesa de Filosofia , 70(1), pp. 61-79, 2014.
- "The paretian turn. The foundation of the theory of rational choice, and its discontents", European Journal of Social Sciences , 51(2), pp. 47-64, 2014
- "Economic and Theology in Italy since the Eighteenth Century", with Stefano Zamagni, in The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics , pp. 57-72, 2014.
- "Beyond Carrots and Sticks:How Cooperation and its Rewards Evolve Together ", with F.Panebianco and A. Smerilli, Review of Social Economy , Volume 72, Issue 1, 2014, pages 55-82
- " Reclaiming Virtue Ethics for Economics", with R. Sugden, Journal of Economic perspectives , Volume: 27 (2013), Issue: 4 (Fall), Pages: 141-64
- "On virtues and awards: Giacinto Dragonetti and the tradition of Economia Civile in enlightenment Italy (2013) ", Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Volume 35,  Issue 04, December 2013, pp  517-535
-  "Cooperation and Diversity: An Evolutionary Approach", with Alessandra Smerilli,  Homo Oeconomicus , Volume 29(2) 141-162 (2012) ?-
-  "The Effect of Motivations on Social Indirect Reciprocity: an Experimental Analysis” (2011), with L. Stanca and M. Mantovani, Applied Economics Letters , 18 (17), 1709-1711. ?
-  “The happiness of sociality. Economics and eudaimonia”, Rationality and Society  , 22(4), Nov. 2010, pp.  383–406.?
-  “The value of vocation. The role of intrinsically motivated people in value based organizations", with A. Smerilli, Review of Social Economy , Vol. 67, pp. 272-281, 2009.?
-  "Testing theories of reciprocity. Does motivation matter", with L. Stanca and L. Corazzini, JEBO , Volume 71, Issue 2, August 2009, Pages 233-245?
-  "Fraternity: why the market need not to be a morally free zone", with R. Sugden, Economics&Philosophy , 24 (2008), pp. 35-64. ?
-  "Watching alone. Happiness, Relational goods and television", with L. Stanca, JEBO , 65 (2008), pp. 506-528. ?
-  "The road not taken: how psychology was removed from economics, and how it might be brought back", with Robert Sugden, in The Economic Journal , Vol. 117, No. 516 (January 2007), pp. 146-173.? ?
-  "Income aspirations, Television and Happiness: evidence from the World Values Survey", with Luca Stanca, Kyklos , 59, pp. 209-225, 2006.
-  "The 'Happiness transformation problem' " in Cambridge Tradition, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought ", vol. 11, pp. 433-452, 2004. ?
-  "The Technology of Happiness in the tradition of Economic Science", Journal of History of Economic Thougth , vol. 26, iss. 1, pp. 19-43, 2004. ?
-  "Economia civile and Pubblica felicità in the Italian Enlightnment", History of Political Economy , n. 35, Supplement 1, pp. 361-385, 2003. ?
-  “Pareto and the Epistemological Foundations of Choice Theory”, (with F. Guala), History of Political Economy , 33, pp. 21-49 (2001). ?
-  “Moral Canals: Trust and Social Capital in the Work of Hume, Smith and Genovesi”, with R. Sugden, Economics and Philosophy , 16, pp. 21-45 (2000).
-  “Ego facing alter: how economists have depicted human relations”, Annals of public and co-operative economics , 71, pp. 295-313 (2000). ?
-  “The Historical School Taken Seriously. The Debate on the “Economic Principle” According to De Viti, Pantaleoni and Pareto”, Revue Européenne des Sciences Sociales , 37, pp. 149-172 (1999). ?
-  “The “Unwritten” Second Edition of Pareto’s Cours d’économie politique and its Italian Translation”, History of Economic Ideas , 3/1997, pp. 103-126.

Main Books :

The Genesis and the Ethos of the market , Palgrave Macmillan, 2012?
Reciprocity, altruism and civil society , Routledge, London, 2008 ?
Civil Economy , Peter Lang, Oxford, 2007, with S. Zamagni ?
Civil Happiness , Routledge, London, 2006 ?
Vilfredo Pareto and the birth of the modern microeconomics , Elgar, Chelterham, 2002

Edited Books :

Manual of Political Economy A Critical and Variorum Edition. Di Vilfredo Pareto ,with Montesano A, Zanni A., Chipman J S, McLure M NewYork,Oxford University Press, 2014
Handbook on the Economics of Reciprocity and Social Enterprise , with S. Zamagni, Edward Elgar, 2013?
The Charismatic Principle in Social Life , with B. Sena, Routledge, London, 2012?
New Essays in Pareto’s Economic Theory , with A. Montesano, Routledge, London, 2009 ?
Capabilities and Happiness , with F. Comim e M. Pugno, OUP, Oxford, 2008.
Handbook of Happiness and Economics , with P. Porta, Oxford University Press, 2005.

Papers and articles :

- "Beyond Carrots and Sticks:How Cooperation and its Rewards Evolve Together", with A. Smerilli and F.Panebianco, Review of Social Economy , forthcoming
- " Reclaiming Virtue Ethics for Economics", with R. Sugden, Journal of Economic perspectives , Volume: 27 (2013), Issue: 4 (Fall), Pages: 141-64
- "On virtues and awards: Giacinto Dragonetti and the tradition of Economia Civile in enlightenment Italy (2013) ", Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Volume 35,  Issue 04, December 2013, pp 517-535
- " Cooperation and Diversity: An Evolutionary Approach" , with Alessandra Smerilli,  Homo Oeconomicus , Volume 29(2) 141-162 (2012)
- " The Effect of Motivations on Social Indirect Reciprocity: an Experimental Analysis (2011), with L. Stanca and M. Mantovani, Applied Economics Letters , 18 (17), 1709-1711.
- Editor of the special issue of "IREC ", " Economics of rights, welfare and cooperation" , with Sergio Beraldo (March 2011).
- “The happiness of sociality. Economics and eudaimonia”, Rationality and Society  , 22(4), Nov. 2010, pp.  383–406.
- "The economic child: developmental aspects of economic behavior", L. Bruni and V. Pelligra, IREC , 57(3), sept 2010, pp. 255-259.
 - "Il 'Delle virtù e dei premi' di G. Dragonetti", Storia del Pensiero Economico , Nov. 2010.
-  Voce “Felicità”, Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani .
- “The value of vocation. The role of intrinsically motivated people in value based organizations", with A. Smerilli, Review of Social Economy , Vol. 67, pp. 272-281, September 2009.
- "Testing theories of reciprocity. Does motivation matter", with L. Stanca and L. Corazzini, JEBO , Volume 71, Issue 2, August 2009, Pages 233-245
- “La nascita dell’economia nell’Europa illuminista: Napoli e Scozia a confronto”, Storia e Politica , 2-2009, pp. 281-302, Agosto 2009.
- "Fraternity, intrinsic motivation and sacrifice: a reply to Gui and Nelson", with R. Sugden, Economics&Philosophy , 25 (2009), pp. 195-198.
- “Pareto’s methodological project”, in New essays on Pareto’s economic theory ,  L. Bruni e A. Montesano (edd), Routeldge, London, 2009.
- "Fraternity: why the market need not to be a morally free zone", with R. Sugden, Economics&Philosophy , 24 (2008), pp. 35-64.
- "Watching alone. Happiness, Relational goods and television", with L. Stanca, JEBO , 65 (2008), pp. 506-528.
- “Back to Aristotle?”, edited by Bruni L. Comim F. e M. Pugno, in Capabilities and Happiness , OUP, 2008.
- "CSR e responsabilità civile dell'impresa: due tradizioni a confronto in prospettiva storica", Impresa e Storia , 35 (2008), pp. 95-114.
- "The road not taken: how psychology was removed from economics, and how it might be brought back", with Robert Sugden, in The Economic Journal , Vol. 117, No. 516 (January 2007), pp. 146-173.
- "L'evoluzione della cooperazione in un mondo eterogeneo”, con A. Smerilli, RISS , 1/2007, pp. 49-80.
- “Felicità ed economia: nuovi percorsi della storia e della teoria economica”, con P. Porta, Economia e Politica industriale , XXXIV, pp. 9-36.
 - "Income aspirations, Television and Happiness: evidence from the World Values Survey", with Luca Stanca, Kyklos , 59, pp. 209-225, 2006.
- "Hic Sunt Leones: social relations as unexplored territory in the economic tradition”, in B. Gui e R. Sugden (edd), Economics and Sociality , Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
- "The 'Happiness transformation problem' " in Cambridge Tradition, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought ", vol. 11, pp. 433-452, 2004.
- "The Technology of Happiness in the tradition of Economic Science", Journal of History of Economic Thougth , vol. 26, iss. 1, pp. 19-43, 2004.
- "Economia civile and Pubblica felicità in the Italian Enlightnment", History of Political Economy , n. 35, Supplement 1, pp. 361-385, 2003.
 - “L’economia e i paradossi della felicità”, in P. Sacco e S. Zamagni (a cura di), Complessità relazionale e comportamento economico, verso un nuovo paradigma di razionalità , Il Mulino, Bologna, 2002.
- “Pareto and the Epistemological Foundations of Choice Theory”, (with F. Guala), History of Political Economy , 33, pp. 21-49 (2001).
 - “Consents and Dissents: Moments of the Reception of Italian Economists in England: 1878 - 1938”, in P.F. Asso (edd), From Economists to Economists , Polistampa, Firenze, 2001.
 - “Moral Canals: Trust and Social Capital in the Work of Hume, Smith and Genovesi”, with R. Sugden, Economics and Philosophy , 16, pp. 21-45 (2000).
 - “Ego facing alter: how economists have depicted human relations”, Annals of public and co-operative economics , 71, pp. 295-313 (2000).
- “The Historical School Taken Seriously. The Debate on the “Economic Principle” According to De Viti, Pantaleoni and Pareto”, Revue Européenne des Sciences Sociales , 37, pp. 149-172 (1999).
- “Il dialogo con Vailati nello sviluppo della teoria dell’azione in Pareto”, Il pensiero economico italiano , 1997/1, pp. 57-91.
- “‘Principio economico” e “fenomeno economico” nel pensiero di Pantaleoni e Pareto. Uno studio sulla razionalità economica: 1889-1899”, Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali , pp. 139-179 (1997).
- “The “Unwritten” Second Edition of Pareto’s Cours d’économie politique and its Italian Translation”, History of Economic Ideas , 3/1997, pp. 103-126.
- “Gli anelli mancanti. La genesi del Trattato di sociologia generale di Pareto alla luce di lettere e manoscritti inediti”, Il Pensiero Economico Italiano, 1/9, pp. 93-135 (1996).

Books :

L’altra metà dell’economia, con A. Smerilli, Città Nuova, Roma, 2014
Fondati sul lavoro, Vita e Pensiero, Milano, 2014
Ricchezze.  Edizioni San Paolo, Milano, 2014
L'uomo spirituale e l'homo oeconomicus. Il cristianesimo e il denaro , con N. Riccardi, P. Rota Scalabrini, Sapientia, 2013
Economia con l'Anima , Emi, Milano, 2013
Le prime radici. La via italiana alla cooperazione e al mercato , Il Margine, Trento, 2012
The Genesis and the Ethos of the market , Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
The wound and the blessing , New City Press, 2012
Le nuove virtù del mercato, nell’era dei beni comuni , Città Nuova, Roma, 2012
La leggerezza del ferro,  Una introduzione alle teoria economica delle Organizzazioni a Movente Ideale, con A. Smerilli, Vita e Pensiero, Milano, 2011
Microeconomia , con L. Becchetti e S. Zamagni, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2010.
L’Impresa civile , Egea-Bocconi, Milano, 2009
Benedetta Economia , con A. Smerilli, Cittanuova, Milano, 2008 
 Reciprocity, altruism and civil society , Routledge, London, 2008
Civil Economy , Peter Lang, Oxford, 2007, con S. Zamagni
Il prezzo della gratuità , Città Nuova, Roma, 2006
Civil Happiness , Routledge, London, 2006
L’economia, la felicità e gli altri. Un’indagine su beni e benessere , Città Nuova, Roma, 2004
Economia civile , con S. Zamagni, Il Mulino, Bologna 2004
Vilfredo Pareto and the birth of the modern microeconomics , Elgar, Chelterham, 2002
Vilfredo Pareto. Alle radici della scienza economica del novecento , Collana “Economisti Italiani”, Polistampa, Firenze, 1999

Edited books :

Handbook on the Economics of Reciprocity and Social Enterprise , con S. Zamagni, Edward Elgar, 2013
The Charismatic Principle in Social Life, con B. Sena, Routledge, London, 2012
Il Dono, Le sue ambivalenze ed i suoi paradossi , con G.Faldetta, Di Girolamo Editore, Trapani, 2012
Dizionario di Economia civile , con S. Zamagni, Cittanuova, Roma, 2009
New Essays in Pareto’s Economic Theory , con A. Montesano, Routledge, London, 2009
Capabilities and Happiness , con F. Comim e M. Pugno, OUP, Oxford, 2008.
Handbook of Happiness and Economics , con P. Porta, E. Elgar, Cheltenham, London, 2007.
 Felicità e Libertà , con P.L. Porta, Guerini Associati, Milano, 2006.
Economics and Happiness , con P.L. Porta, Oxford University Press, 2005.
Felicità ed economia , con P.L. Porta, Guerini, Milano, 2004.
Per una economia di Comunione , con L. Crivelli, Città Nuova, Roma, 2004.
Edizione critica del Manuale di Economia Politica di V. Pareto , con A. Montesano e A. Zanni, Egea-Bocconi, Milano
Economia come impegno civile , con V. Pelligra, Città Nuova, Roma, 2002
Verso un agire economico “a misura di persona” , con V. Moramarco, Vita e Pensiero, Milano, 2000.
Economia di comunione: per un agire economico a più dimensioni , Città Nuova, Roma 1999.

Editorial board Member of : International Review of Economics (IREC) - (co-editor),  Review of Social Economy, International Journal of Happiness and Development (IJHD)

I'm Referee of the following Journals:   Economics and Philosophy - Journal of Economic Psychology - History of Political Economy - Journal of History of Economic Thought -  Cambridge Journal of Economics - Applied Economics -

Here  my last  "Editoriali" (in Italian and in English ) in the National newspaper Avvenire .


Principali pubblicazioni

Economics and theology special issue: introduction” with Paul Oslington and Stefano Zamagni, International Review of Economics, 2016, vol. 63, issue 1, pages 1-5

Luigino Bruni.  A Lexicon of Social Well-Being . (April 2015) Palgrave Macmillan. 29 April 2015.

Bruni L, Ferri G. (2015). Does Cooperativeness Promote Happiness? Cross-country Evidence. MoFiR w.p. n. 107, p. 1-23.

Bruni Luigino (2015). Economics, wealth and happiness in historical perspective. RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI, vol. 1/2015, p. 41-56, ISSN: 0035-676X

Luigino Bruni, Fidarsi di uno sconosciuto, Dehoniane, Bologna, 2015

Bruni Luigino (2015). Le imprese del patriarca. Mercato, denaro e relazioni umane nel libro della Genesi. p. 1-192, BOLOGNA:EDB- Edizioni Dehoniane Bologna, ISBN: 9788810558393

Bruni Luigino (2015). Review of Ari Daniel Levine Divided by a Common Language: Factional Con?ict in Late Northern Song China' . ECONOMICS AND PHILOSOPHY, vol. 31, p. 168-174, ISSN: 0266-2671, doi: 10.1017/S0266267114000455

"Economic and Theology in Italy since the Eighteenth Century", with Stefano Zamagni, in The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics , pp. 57-72, 2014.

"The paretian turn. The foundation of the theory of rational choice, and its discontents", European Journal of Social Sciences , 51(2), pp. 47-64, 2014

"The Value of Sociality: Economics and Relationality in the Light of the Economy of Communion", Revista portuguesa de Filosofia , 70(1), pp. 61-79, 2014.

"Beyond Carrots and Sticks:How Cooperation and its Rewards Evolve Together", with F.Panebianco and A. Smerilli, Review of Social Economy , Volume 72, Issue 1, 2014, pages 55-82

L. Bruni and P.L. Porta, "Cesare Beccaria's On Crimes and Punishments", History of Economics Review , 60 (Summer 2014), pp, 64-75.

Bruni L (2014). Commerce, Reciprocity and Civil Virtues: The Contribution of the Civil Economy. In: (a cura di): Garnett R.F., Lewis P., Ealy L.T., Commerce and Community Ecologies of Social Cooperation. p. 85-100, Routledge, ISBN: 978-0-415-81009-8

Fondati sul lavoro, Vita e pensiero, 2014, Milano 

L'altra metà dell'economia. Gratuità e mercati. Con Alessandra Smerilli, Cittanuova, 2014, Roma

Luigino Bruni, Lessico del ben-vivere sociale, Ecra, Roma, 2014

Montesano A, Zanni A., Bruni L, Chipman J S, McLure M (a cura di) (2014). Manual of Political Economy A Critical and Variorum Edition. Di Vilfredo Pareto. New Jork:Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780199607952

The Economics of Values-Based Organisations. An Introduction. with Alessandra Smerilli, Routledge, London, 2014

"On virtues and awards: Giacinto Dragonetti and the tradition of Economia Civile in enlightenment Italy (2013)",
Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Volume 35,  Issue 04, December 2013, pp  517-535.

"Reclaiming virtue ethics for economics", con R. Sugden Journal of Economic perspectives, Volume: 27 (2013), Issue: 4 (Fall), Pages: 141-64

"Cooperation and Diversity: An Evolutionary Approach", with Alessandra Smerilli, Homo Oeconomicus, Volume 29(2) 141-162 (2012) 

Le prime radici. La via italiana alla cooperazione e al mercato, Il Margine, Trento, 2012

The Genesis and the Ethos of the market, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, london

“The happiness of sociality. Economics and eudaimonia”, Rationality and Society , 22(4), Nov. 2010, pp.  383–406.

"Testing theories of reciprocity. Does motivation matter", with L. Stanca and L. Corazzini, JEBO, Volume 71, Issue 2, August 2009, Pages 233-245

“The value of vocation. The role of intrinsically motivated people in value based organizations", with A. Smerilli, Review of Social Economy, Vol. 67, pp. 272-281, 2009.

"Fraternity: why the market need not to be a morally free zone", with R. Sugden, Economics&Philosophy, 24 (2008), pp. 35-64.

"Watching alone. Happiness, Relational goods and television", with L. Stanca, JEBO, 65 (2008), pp. 506-528.

Reciprocity, altruism and civil society, Routledge, London, 2008

"The road not taken: how psychology was removed from economics, and how it might be brought back", with Robert Sugden,
The Economic Journal, Vol. 117, No. 516 (January 2007), pp. 146-173.


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