Maurizio Pugno is Full Professor of Economics at the University of Cassino, Italy. He studied at Cambridge, UK (M.Phil.) and Birkbeck, London. He taught at the University of Trento, Italy, and at the International PhD School of S. Anna, Pisa, Italy. He published On the Foundations of Happiness in Economics. He is a member of World Wellbeing Panel (a selection of experts who define policies for well-being).

Main contributions of Maurizio Pugno:
– theoretical and empirical socio-psychological explanation of why happiness may not grow with income (set of articles and a book),
– theoretical proof that services can favour economic growth (article cited in international surveys),
– theoretical proof that the informal sector can be permanent and growth-reducing (set of articles with more than 300 citations),
– theoretical proof that BoP constrained growth model is dynamically stable (article selected for a celebration book).

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