Geoffrey Hodgson was born in 1946. He is Professor at the Business School, University of Hertfordshire and a member of the Academy of Social Sciences of the United Kingdom. He is the winner of Schumpeter Prize, awarded by the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society, for 2014, as well as the Veblen-Commons Award, awarded by the Association for Evolutionary Economics, for 2012. He is the author of more than 15 books, including Economics and Institutions, From Pleasure Machines to Moral Communities: An Evolutionary Economics without Homo Economicus, How Economics Forgot History, as well as more than 130 papers in academic journals. The areas of his academic interest range from institutional and evolutionary economics, the methodology of economics, history of economic thought, to the theory of firms and social theory.