Professor Stefano Zamagni undertook a degree in economics at the Catholic University in Milan in 1966 and from 1969 to 1973 he spent a research period in Oxford at Linacre College. He has been Professor at the University of Parma (1973-1979) and chair professor of economics at the University of Bologna since 1979.
Additional career related activities in which Professor Zamagni has been involved include serving as a Visiting Professor at the University of Bocconi (Milan) from 1985 to 2007, and as an Adjunct Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University (Bologna Center) since 1983. He has been Director of the Department of Economics at the niversity 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. Member of the Board of LUMSA University, Rome. He was president of the Italian Charity Commission from 2007 to 2012. He is director of the National Observatory on the Family, since 2013.
Since 1996, Professor Zamagni has been the representative of the Italian Bishops’ Conference to the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) in Brussels. He is a member of the Pontifical Council on Justice and Peace in Vatican City. He has a particular concern for migration issues, being the president of ICMC (International Catholic Migration Commission) in Geneva since 1999.