Lorenzo Fioramonti is a professor of Political Economy at the University of Pretoria, where he directs the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation. He also holds the UNESCO-UNU Chair in Regional Integration, Migration and Free Movement of People and is the first president of the European Union Studies Association of Sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of over 60 scientific articles and nine books. His opinion pieces have been published by the New York Times, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Harvard Business Review, the Mail & Guardian and Business Day. He is the founder of the Action Research Network for a Wellbeing Economy in Africa.