About the Author
Stefano Bartolini is associate professor of Economics at the University of Siena and is the author of several articles published in international journals. He has worked with the World Bank and the OECD, and he has organized international conferences, including Policies for Happiness (Siena, June 2007) and Once Upon a Time There was the Future (Florence, January 2015). His research focusses on whether it is possible to reconcile a better quality of our environment,relationships, and well-being with economic prosperity. Ennio Bilancini is associate professor of economics at the Marco Biagi Economics Department at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE). In 2007 he obtained his PhD in economics from the University of Siena. His research is on the intersection of economics and psychology, with a special focus on strategic behaviour, cognition, and well-being. He has taught courses in microeconomics, industrial organisation, behavioural economics, game theory, and the history of the Economic Thoughtat UNIMORE and at the University of Pisa. He has published papers in scientific journals such as European Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, and Social Indicators Research.Luigino Bruni is Professor of Economics at the Lumsa University (Rome). He earned a PhD in the history of economics at the University of Florence in Italy in 1998 and a PhD in economics at the University of East Anglia in 2006. His research interests include microeconomics, ethics and economics, history of economic thought, economic methodology, sociality and happiness, and economics and theology. His most recent work examines the civil economy, reciprocity, gift, and the role of intrinsicmotivation in economic and civil life. His English-language books include Reciprocity, Altruism and Civil Society (Routledge, 2008); Handbook on The Economics of Happiness (edited with P. Porta, Elgar, 2007); Civil Economy (with S. Zamagni, Verlag Peter Lang, 2007); Civil Happiness (Routledge, 2006);The Genesis and Ethos of the Market (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012); and The Wound and the Blessing (Newcity, 2012).Pier Luigi Porta, formerly Professor of economics at the University of Milano-Bicocca. For ten years he was the Director of the Department of Economics at Bicocca, and a member of the Senate and of the Board of the University. A former research student at the University of Cambridge, he was also a Member of Christ's College and a Visiting Fellow of Wolfson College at Cambridge. He was a life member of the Istituto Lombardo-Accademia di Scienze e Lettere at Brera and a member of the Executive ofthe Italian Economic Society. He was the Editor-in-chief of the International Review of Economics and has taught in a number of academic institutions in Italy and abroad. He published over one hundred and fifty papers and several volumes including Economics and Happiness (co-edited with L. Bruni,Oxford University Press, 2007), and Structural Dynamics and Economic Growth ( co-edited with R. Arena, Cambridge University Press, 2012).