George F. DeMartino

George F. DeMartino

  • Biography

    • George DeMartino is a Professor of international economics at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies of the University of Denver. He has served on faculty of the School since 1993. Prior to that, he taught at Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA), and Trinity College (Hartford, CT). He earned his BA at Harvard University; an MA in Industrial Relations at Warwick University (Coventry, England); and his PhD in Economics at the University of Massachusetts. Prior to graduate school, Professor DeMartino served as a union organizer and negotiator for AFSCME, AFL-CIO in Connecticut.

      Professor DeMartino's research interests include global political economy, industrial relations, the ethical foundations of economic theory and policy, and political economy theory. He has published widely in these areas, including his book Global Economy, Global Justice: Theoretical Objections and Policy Alternatives to Neoliberalism (Routledge, 2000). Over the past several years he has explored professional ethical questions that arise in the context of the practice of economists. He has advocated for the creation of the new field of professional economic ethics in several articles, and in 2011 published The Economist’s Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics (Oxford University Press). At present he is co-editing with Deirdre McCloskey the Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics, a text that will launch the field (expected publication, 2015).

      Professor DeMartino teaches courses on international trade, the normative foundations of global economic policymaking, theories of political economy, and professional ethics in international affairs. Currently he is writing papers on fair trade, the nature of economic harm, reparations in the context of historical injustice, the ethics implicit in the work of Julie Graham, and other matters pertaining to professional economic practice. He is also currently working on the "Tragedy of economics: harm, economic harm and the harm economists do as they they try to do good."

  • Contact Info

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      Office Address:

      Anna and John J. Sie Complex 1161

      Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

      2201 S. Gaylord St.,

      Denver, CO 80208

      Office Phone (don't leave messages here): 303-871-3089

  • New Book

    • The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics explores a wide range of questions related to the nature of ethical economic practice and the content of professional economic ethics. It explores current thinking that has emerged in these areas while widening substantially the terrain of economic ethics. 

      There has never been a volume that poses so directly and intensively the question of the need for and content of professional ethics for economics. The Handbook incorporates the work of leading scholars and practitioners, including academic economists from various theoretical traditions; applied economists, beyond academia, whose work has direct and immense social impact; and philosophers, professional ethicists, and others whose work had addressed the nature of "professionalism" and its implications for ethical practice.

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